The headline says it all about dad GERMAN VALDES.
Father jailed on child abuse charges after son is burned with a hot iron
By Robbyn Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Sunday, September 6, 2009
CARROLLWOOD — A 23-year-old man has been charged with burning his son with a hot iron Friday morning, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
The arrest report says German Valdes of 14215 VillageView Drive admitted to a witness that he used a hot iron to create the red swollen mark on his 1-year-old baby's arm.
"The defendant admitted telling the witness that he burned the victim because the victim 'was being bad', " the arresting deputy wrote. Valdes is charged with aggravated child abuse and is being held at the Orient Road jail without bail.