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Texas Police arrest father after son records abuse of disabled brother

June 1, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas Police arrest father after son records abuse of disabled brother

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A boy in Texas covertly recorded the physical abuse of his 2-year-old disabled brother at the hand of their father and then reported it to authorities at his middle school.

Last week, the sixth-grader told administrators at his Leander school about the abuse — which included beatings with a fly swatter and a belt — and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office was informed, an arrest affidavit obtained by the Austin American-Statesman indicated.

The boy stated that he saw his father, Alejandro Gonzalez, 48, pull his younger son by the hair during an altercation on May 22nd — violently shaking the child while he was sitting in a high chair.

Gonzalez reportedly grew furious that that boy, who has issues with chewing and swallowing due to cerebral palsy, would not eat his food.

The older brother used his phone to tape Gonzalez violently shaking the young toddler and then sent the video to his older sister to prevent his dad from discovering it on his phone.

A deputy who saw the disturbing recording said it verified what the boy had told him about the abuse. The deputy was also shown pictures of bruises and red marks on the victim’s lower back and buttocks.

Gonzalez has been charged with injuring a child, which is a third-degree felony. If found guilty, he faces up to 10 years behind bars. He remains in custody on $100,000 bail.

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