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Police: Man punched daughter who snuck out to see boyfriend

Posted at 2:39 PM, May 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-29 14:39:04-04

GREENWOOD, SC — A 44-year-old South Carolina man is accused of punching his 12-year-old daughter and her boyfriend after she snuck out of her family’s home to see the teen, according to police.

Greenwood police said they were called to Humberto Gonzalez’s New Market Street home about 2 a.m. on Saturday after the girl climbed out of the bathroom window to see her 14-year-old boyfriend, WHNS reports.

The police report stated that when the girl knocked on the boy’s family’s door, the adults decided to drive her back home.

Humberto Gonzalez (SOURCE: Greenwood Police Department)

Humberto Gonzalez (SOURCE: Greenwood Police Department)

When they pulled up, police said the girl’s father was angry, went outside and punched the teen in the face. According to the police report, the man then grabbed his daughter by the hair and dragged her toward their home.

She tried to run off, but he caught her then punched her in the face several times, according to the report. Police said they spoke with at least one witness who corroborated the story.

Gonzalez was arrested and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child and assault and battery.