A Texas man is behind bars, charged with cruelty to a juvenile.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff says they received a complaint of a juvenile with multiple bruises and lacerations on her face. The girl told detectives the injuries were inflicted on her by her father.
Deputies say when they interviewed the suspect, he confirmed he struck the girl in the face on multiple occasions as a form of discipline.
Deputies arrested John Edward Thibodeaux, 39. He is charged with 1 count of cruelty to juveniles.