Mom gets probation for spanking own child

June 16, 2011 8:35:02 PM PDT
A Corpus Christi woman was sentenced to five years probation for spanking her own child.

Rosalina Gonzalez pleaded guilty to a felony charge of injury to a child charge after reaching an agreement with prosecutors, according to KZTV in Corpus Christi.

Gonzalez was arrested in December after her mother noticed some red marks on her granddaughter's butt and took her to the hospital to get checked out.

Although prosecutors say Gonzalez didn't use a belt and didn't bruise the child, a judge made it clear that spanking isn't allowed.

"You don't spank children today. In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don't spank children. You understand?" Judge Jose Longoria said.

"Yes, sir," Gonzalez said.

On top of her probation, Gonzalez also will have to take parenting classes, follow CPS guidelines and make a $50 payment to the Children's Advocacy Center.

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