Upset that his grounded child was on social media while grounded, a dad grabbed a mop stick and hit the victim several times, police said.
Now, the dad faces a criminal charge.
On April 4, police in Brownsville, Texas, responded to a home for a reported assault. Officers spoke to a 15-year-old who said their father, Aaron Saucedo, beat her the night before, according to Brownsville police.
The victim told police Saucedo was upset since they were on social media while grounded, according to Brownsville police.
Saucedo got upset and then hit the victim repeatedly with a mop handle, police noted.
The dad told police he hit the victim to discipline the child, according to police. Authorities arrested Saucedo and charged him with injury to a child with criminal negligence.