Aunt accused of making boy bite sister appears in court

She's accused of making her nephew bite her niece while babysitting
October 17, 2013 10:03:46 AM PDT
A woman arrested in a bizarre child abuse case was in court Thursday morning. She's accused of making one child bite another.

Irene Gonzalez appeared before a judge and was free to go after posting a $5,000 bond.

The alleged incident happened back on September 24. According to police, a couple of teachers noticed something unusual on the seven-year-old's body. The little girl, we're told, had bruised bite marks on her arm and cuts on her back.

When asked how she got the wounds, the victim told her teachers that her younger brother hit her. She said her aunt, Irene Gonzalez, 37, was babysitting the siblings and told her five-year-old brother to bite her and cut her as punishment.

We spoke to the defendant's mother, and she says she stands by her daughter and this incident has been blown out of proportion.

"It was a misunderstanding," she said. "You know how we were raised. If he hits you, hit him back -- things like that, you know?"

Gonzalez has been ordered by the judge to stay away from the children. Their grandmother says the children are doing fine.

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