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Stepson belted on video: Calif. official resigns

June 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An Imperial County official resigned after a video allegedly showing him hitting his stepson during a game of catch turned up on YouTube.

A neighbor says he shot the video after he saw Anthony Sanchez repeatedly hit the boy with a belt.

Sanchez was arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse Friday.

Sanchez was elected to serve on the board of the Imperial County Irrigation District.

His lawyer says no charges have been filed and that the facts of the case will emerge during the investigation.


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