Man accused of forcing hot sauce down child's throat
MARLBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- A man who is accused of choking a 6-year-old boy and pouring hot sauce in his mouth was arraigned on Tuesday.
Jorge Rivera Jr., 26, was held on $1,000 bail, but then it was revoked due to an outstanding case.
Prosecutors said Rivera was watching the child on Friday night when the child allegedly “talked back” to Rivera when the child wanted to use the restroom.
Investigators said the mother left the child in Rivera's care, and when she returned, her son had ruptured blood vessels and bruises on his face.
The suspect allegedly grabbed the child, threw him on the floor and choked him.
In court papers, the boy told police that "Jorge became upset and grabbed [the child] and threw him to the ground."
Rivera then forced the child’s mouth open and poured hot sauce inside, according to officials.
The court documents also state, "The boy tried to struggle to get out of Jorge's grip then Jorge hit him in the left side of his head. Jorge finally stopped and told him that he gave him the hot sauce for talking back."
The police report said the child thought he was going to die because he thought that Rivera was going to “strangle him forever.” It also reads that the suspect admitted to putting hot sauce in the boy’s mouth.
The child is reportedly doing fine.