Father beats children with 'chancla'

Stephen Robert Ramirez // HPD

A Harlingen father is behid bars after he allegedly hit his children with a sandal leaving behind bruises.

Stephen Robert Ramirez was arrested at his house after one of the children he beat with a sandal went to school with visibile bruising.

The school nurse reported the 7-year-old and 8-year-old boys had bruising on their bodies, according to police.

The Harlingen Police Department issued arrests warrants for Ramirez on counts of injury to a child.

Ramirez turned himself in to the Harlingen Police Department on Tuesday, December 10.

He was booked on two counts of injury to a child.

Ramirez's bond was set at $20,000 for both third degree felony charges.