SACRAMENTO, Calif | Lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter.
Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter Sunday night and it’s a punishment tool he rarely uses, the Fresno Bee newspaper reported . He said he has no plans to resign.
“Everyone who knows us in the community and has seen us in the community knows that I’m a loving father,” Arambula said while standing next to his wife, Elizabeth.