A Hudson man running an in-home day care was arrested and charged with child abuse Tuesday, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.
Vincent Carl Ingalls, 66, 7422 New York Ave., told deputies he hit the 3-year-old boy in his lower back with an open hand on Aug. 8 while at Ingalls Family Daycare because the boy “was misbehaving,” according to an arrest report.
The bruise left on the boys back was found by the mother when she bathed him, deputies said.
Ingalls was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with child abuse. He was released from the Land O’ Lakes Jail that same day, after posting a $5,000 bond.