Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dad arrested for beating 4-year-old son (San Antonio, Texas)

This wasn't just "hurting" or "hitting." When the kid has bruising and welts on his thighs and back, this was a vicious beating. 

Dad is identified as JORDAN SINCLAIR.

Father charged with hurting son, 4

By Ana Ley

Published 11:38 a.m., Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A father who told police he hit his 4-year-old son to discipline him has been arrested.

A teacher at the Howard Early Childhood Center told authorities that the boy soiled himself at school Monday, and as she was helping him change she noticed bruising and welts on the boy's thighs and back. 

The teacher said that when she asked the child what happened, he became defensive and only replied “nothing.”

She notified officials with Child Protective Services, who told her to call police.

Terrell Hills police officers later spoke with the boy's father, Jordan Sinclair, 29, who admitted hitting the child too hard but said he felt it was an appropriate punishment.

Authorities arrested Sinclair on Tuesday. He was charged with recklessly causing injury to a child, a state jail felony.

 Bail was set at $10,000.

CPS has placed the child with his mother.