HOUSTON - A Houston man is behind bars after being accused of severely beating his girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter.
Juan Hernandez is charged with felony injury to a child.
Police say Hernandez told them that he found the girl in pain.
However, according to court documents, a pediatrician who treated the girl told police that the girl's injuries were caused by a forceful blow to the stomach.
The girl's injuries required several surgeries.
Hernandez is being held at the Harris County jail on a $60,000 bond.
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