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A father has been charged with child abuse for hitting his teenage son with a belt.The father, Benito Romo Garcia, 45, is charged with child abuse for striking his 17-year-old son numerous times with a belt. He will have a hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke later this month.According to McMinnville policeman Marty Cantrell, the arrest was made when he went to answer the call of an unruly juvenile. During his visit to their home, the officer learned Mr. Garcia and his son had been arguing much of the day and that during the argument, the father had used a belt on the youth.“Mr. Garcia had assaulted his son by striking him several times about the arms, chest, shoulders and back with a leather belt,” Cantrell said in his warrant.The father was charged after his statement and given the evidence still visible on his son.“The son has numerous welt marks about his upper body, some of which resulted in open and bleeding injuries,” Cantrell said in bringing the charges.In addition to the charges involving the belt beating, Garcia also got himself into hot water by violating a stay-away order issued against him, ordering him to keep away from his son.