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.
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