Couple charged with injury to a child


Araceli Galaviz


Steven Barron

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

A Laguna Heights couple has been arrested on charges of injury to a child after the Cameron County Constable Pct. 1 office received a call from a local Head Start school.

Steven Barron, 27, and his wife, Araceli Galaviz, 25 – both of Laguna Heights – were arrested on Thursday, Dec. 3 in connection to the case, Constable Pete Delgadillo said Friday. Delgadillo said his office received a call from Esperanza G. Garza Head Start just before 9 a.m. Thursday “in reference to a 5-year-old child who was abused.”

When Sgt. Saul Sauceda arrived at the school the boy was complaining of pain. Bruises were visible along the side of his abdomen, Delgadillo said. The boy indicated that his step-father, Barron, had caused the bruises, the constable said. Sauceda took the boy to a hospital where he was examined by a sane nurse.

Among his injuries were, “multiple injuries on the side of the stomach,” as well as an injury to his genitals and buttocks, Delgadillo said. “The (step) father had pinched him in the privates, because it’s bruised,” he said.

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