Police: Odessa father strikes child for missing goal

Police: Odessa father strikes child for missing goal

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Odessa police arrested a man on Wednesday in connection to an injury to a child investigation that included an accusation that he spanked his child for missing a goal during a soccer game.

Carlos Vasquez, 31, was identified by the child's grandmother to have allegedly used a belt to spank the child 10-20 times for missing the goal.

Authorities say injuries on the child's body were consistent with being hit with a belt.

Vasquez admitted to police to spanking the child approximately 5-6 times and that he knew he had used excessive force.

Vasquez was charged with injury to a child (family violence).

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