REPORT: Florida man beats child for taking long shower


    John Paul Damas has been arrested for one count of felony child abuse. (Photo: Escambia Jail View)

    Escambia County, Fla. (WEAR-TV) — A 40-year-old Pensacola man is arrested for repeatedly punching a child for taking too long in the shower.

    A report states the victim reported the abuse to an officer who works for the Pensacola Police Department (PPD) and serves as a school resource officer at Pensacola High School.

    The report said John Paul Damas barged into the restroom at a home and began punching the child in the face with a closed fist.

    According to the report, the child got out to put on clothes and Damas followed the child and began punching him in the back and chest area and the child put up his arms to avoid getting hit.

    PPD talk to a witness at the home and later arrested Damas on Palafox and Maxwell Street.

    Damas is now charged with one felony count of child abuse.

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