In a country where any form of child cruelty is not condoned, a california lawmaker has been arrested for spanking his daughter.
The Democratic assemblyman Joaquin Arambula in California was arrested on Monday on suspicion of child cruelty after allegedly spanking his daughter. On Wednesday, he claimed that he had only done so as a means of punishment.
Expressing Himself, the Lawmaker said he intended to discipline his 7-year-old daughter with a spanking.
The following day, when she went to school, she allegedly told her teacher what had happened and expressed how she was upset about it, sparking an investigation by Child Protective Services (CPS).
He said “I disciplined her as a consequence to something she did. This is something that’s really rare for us. It’s a tool of last resort but it’s something that we do. And I spanked her bottom,” he explained. “She was pretty upset, and she struggled to be able to share her emotions, as I’m sure you can appreciate a 7-year-old will. But that’s all that happened.”
Latest update reveals that Arambula has been released and is home with his family.