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Democratic California state lawmaker Joaquin Arambula was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor child cruelty, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said.
The Fresno Bee reported that police spoke to the alleged victim prior to the arrest.
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Fred Vanderhoof, the Fresno County Republican Party chairman, in a press release called on the California Democrat Party to ask for Arambula's resignation due to "the egregious nature of these charges," according to Fresno's KFSN-TV.
Arambula, a Democratic state assemblyman, is married with three young daughters.
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"Joaquin is a committed father who wants what is best for his children," his spokeswoman Felicia Matlosz said in a Tuesday statement. "He is fully supportive of the process, which will show he is a loving and nurturing father."
Arambula won a 2016 special election to represent part of Fresno and the surrounding rural areas. His father Juan Arambula was a state assemblyman in the early 2000s.
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The child described how the injury occurred and said Arambula inflicted it, Dyer said. The police determined the injury happened Sunday evening. Arambula was cooperative and cordial, but he did not provide a statement to officers based on advice from his attorney, Dyer said.
Officers were "confident that a crime had occurred" and arrested...
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