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Man 'Significantly Bruised' 4-Year-old Daughter During Spanking, Police Say

The Creve Coeur man was charged with child abuse last week.

A man faces criminal charges after Creve Coeur Police said he significantly bruised his 4-year-old daughter when he spanked her Sept. 9.

Azael Loza-Gonzalez, 30, of the 12400 block of Lighthouse Way in Creve Coeur, was charged Thursday with abusing a child, a class C felony.

Creve Coeur Police said in the probable cause statement that Loza-Gonzalez chose to punish his 4-year-old daughter “by striking her with excessive force, causing significant bruising. The punishment was cruel and inhuman.”

Loza-Gonzalez is being held in St. Louis County jail in lieu of a $50,000 cash-only bond.

For more crime information on Creve Coeur Patch, see the following articles:

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  • Creve Coeur Woman Charged with Attacking State Trooper
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