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Politician charged in videotaped beating of stepson

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    A board member with the Imperial Irrigation District is under investigation Thursday for allegedly abusing his stepson, and a neighbor says he caught an incident on tape. 
    A board member with the Imperial Irrigation District is under investigation Thursday for allegedly abusing his stepson, and a neighbor says he caught an incident on tape. 

HEBER, Calif. (CBS 8) - An Imperial County politician will be charged with felony child abuse after he was caught on videotape beating his 10-year-old stepson with a belt.

News 8 was the first station to air the video in San Diego on Thursday. It shows 34-year-old Anthony Sanchez playing catch with the boy in the backyard of his home near El Centro and repeatedly beating him with a belt when he fails to catch the ball.

Sanchez is an elected board member with the Imperial Irrigation District. A neighbor shot the video and turned it over to deputies.

At a news conference Friday, investigators announced Sanchez surrendered Friday afternoon and was booked into jail on child abuse counts.

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