Houston man accused of brutally beating toddler with belt

Danzil Dsouza (Houston Police Department)

A 35-year-old man is accused of beating his 2-year-old child until his belt buckle broke because the boy wouldn't go to sleep, court records show.

Danzil Dsouza is charged with injury to a child under 15 after the April 28 incident.

A day before the alleged beating was discovered, a woman who says she knows Dsouza came to his aid when his car got stuck in a ditch, court records show. The woman claims she saw Dsouza drinking and grew concerned for the children in the back seat of his vehicle, according to court papers.

Later, Dsouza allegedly told the woman he was staying in a motel and had no food for the children, according to court documents. The woman returned the next morning with food for them.

However, when she came into the motel room, the woman claims in court documents that she saw the boy had severe, deep bruising that he didn't have the night before on his face, chest, side and back.

She claims further in records that Dsouza had bruised hands and told her, "I beat him, I beat him until he spit up all out of his mouth...I beat him (until) I was tired."

Dsouza allegedly told the woman he broke his belt buckle while beating the boy, court records show.

Dsousa was arrested and remains in police custody. He is due in court on July 29.
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