LEE COUNTY, Fla - Andrew Sosa told WINK News exclusively, that a picture of his daughter with a bite mark on her face, is why he now faces charges of child cruelty.
"He bit her twice, once on the face, and the other on the cheek. It's black and blue on both sides," said Sosa.
Sosa admits to biting the one year old son of a friend, who he says bit his daughter first.
"I felt like he needed to be taught a lesson," said Sosa.
That lesson got him arrested, although Sosa says he never did anything wrong.
"I mean I understand if I hurt him, but I didn't do nothing but teach him a lesson. He laughed," said Sosa.
WINK News spoke to the child's mom Monday. She did not want to be identified. Tuesday, she did not want to go on camera, but told WINK News, Sosa had no permission to discipline any of her children.
Sosa said he was living at the home, and would never intentionally hurt the children.
"They love me, all her kids love me, I'm their favorite uncle. Call me Uncle Andrew," said Sosa.
But the child's mother said, she put her sister in charge of the kids, and that Sosa was never allowed to watch them.
Still, Sosa says he was simply doing what his parents would have done to him.
"I did how I was raised. And I don't see nothing wrong with that. A lot of people understand what I did, a lot of people grew up like that," said Sosa.
The child's mother says her son doesn't know what he's doing when he bites other children, since he's only one years old. She says biting a child is sick, and not the way to teach a lesson.