Friday, May 17, 2013

Dad pleads guilty to beating 10-year-old son during visitation (Fremont, Ohio)

Dad CARLOS MOLINA gets (useless) anger management classes, community service, parenting classes, blah, blah.

It is not reported that he has lost access to the child though. Probably because he hasn't.

Lindsey resident pleads guilty to belting son

Molina receives probation May 17, 2013

Written by Chike Erokwu

FREMONT — An area man was sentenced to five years probation Wednesday for spanking his 10-year-old son with a belt.

Lindsey resident Carlos Molina, 36, accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to attempted endangering of children, a fifth-degree felony, before Sandusky County Common Pleas Judge John Dewey.

Molina was initially charged with third-degree felonious child endangering and fourth-degree domestic violence.

Court documents show Molina is currently enrolled in an anger management treatment. Dewey ordered Molina to complete that treatment as well as 50 hours of community service and parenting classes on dealing with a child who has autism.

Violation of sentencing terms will result in an 11-month prison sentence.

Last July, Molina dropped off his son at the boy’s mother’s house after visitation, according to an incident report. The woman reportedly noticed a large welt on the left side of her son’s face. She checked the rest of the boy’s body and reportedly found marks on his legs and back.

She told police her son said his father spanked him with a belt. The woman reportedly called Molina to find out what had happened.

“That kid is out of control,” Molina allegedly told the woman. “He hurt my dog and was hitting his younger brother.”

The woman notified authorities and the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office investigated the complaint.