Man arrested for hitting children with telephone cord, officials say

SAN ANTONIO – A man was arrested for hitting two children under the age of six with a telephone cord, according to an affidavit obtained by KENS 5.

A CPS case worker was investigating an incident where a 6-year-old boy told his teacher and counselor he was hit with a cord. The boy’s injuries and markings found on his right shoulder and lower back were consistent with his allegations, according to the affidavit.
 
The boy’s younger brother had a similar injury.
 
The case worker investigated the claim and spoke with 28-year-old Jose Dennis Arita, who admitted to disciplining the boy by hitting him with a telephone cord tied with a knot on the end. 
 
The young boy told detectives Arita hit him with the cord when he didn’t give nachos to his little brother. His brother was then hit with the cord after throwing a ball at him, according to the affidavit. 
 
Arita admitted to police he stepped over the line and had done something wrong by hitting the boys with the cord, according to the affidavit.
 
Arita was charged with two counts of injury to a child.
 

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