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      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.