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Mother admits to spanking son with belt, arrested for injury to a child

Mother admits to spanking son with belt, arrested for injury to a child
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POSTED: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 2:04pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 11:49am

Harlingen police arrested a mother for injury to a child after she admitted to spanking her 12-year-old son with a belt.

On Saturday, September 21, at 4:00 p.m., police were dispatched to the 700 block of Lozano Street in reference to the welfare check of a child.

A caller stated they had seen a child running outside without any clothes on and wanted to remain anonymous.

An officer made contact with a woman at the Lozano Street location who was identified as Elizabeth Cruz, 38. She admitted to the officer she had spanked her son with a belt after he had taken money from his aunt.

The son was visually checked and the officer noticed bruising on his right eye, right wrist and the right upper backside which matched the width of the belt that was used.

Cruz was arrested and handed a $2,500 bond.
 

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She spanked her son with a belt for "stealing" from his aunt. And now she's in jail!!! That's what's wrong with kids today. If there are no consequences now, he will continue stealing til hes either in prison or dead! Idk about the eye,but I know my son used to jump around so much while I was trying to spank his "butt" that sometimes he got hit somewhere else by accident! But he wasn't abused! A spanking is meant to teach kids right from wrong & where I come from,stealing is wrong!

Spanking with a belt or paddle is fine. I got spankings on my butt with a belt and I turned out just fine. I spanked my kids with a belt too.. However, I spanked them on their behind, not all over their body. We are too lienient on kids these days. If more kids received spankings from their parents, crime rate might not be what it is today.

There is a difference between a spanking and a beating and I can understand the red marks on the wrist from trying to hold him, but the eye and upper back are inexcusable. He did need a good spanking, but she got a little carried away with it.

Jobs for the future Pol[ce Department. Spanking is OK in some situation. Better than living in a lock jail or some kind of correction facility.

Better a spanking today than prison in a few years.

Boy needed a good spanking. Cops need to be fired. Why I make paddles for punishment.

Boy needed a good spanking. Cops need to be fired. Why I make paddles for punishment.

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