Rosalia Gonzales of Corpus Christi was arrested for spanking in December when her almost-2-year-old daughter's grandmother noticed red marks on the child's rear and took her to the hospital. Gonzales avoided jail time, but not before hearing some stern words from the judge.
"You don’t spank children today," Judge Jose Longoria said. "In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don't spank children. You understand?" To which Gonzales answered, "Yes, sir."
Gonzales will be on probation for five years, has been ordered to take parenting classes, and give $50 to the Children's Advocacy Center. She currently does not have custody of any of her three kids (they're with their paternal grandmother), but is working with Child Protective Services to get them back.
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