Spring man accused of biting boy, 11

Abdus Sattar charged with injury to a child

By Jennifer Bauer - Reporter

SPRING, Texas - A Spring man is charged with injury to a child after he was accused of biting an 11-year-old boy on both cheeks.

Chris Sigler said his son was riding his go-kart through their Spring neighborhood when Abdus Sattar, 70, stopped him.

"The man just kind of grabbed his shoulders, reached down and kissed him on the cheek -- but at the same time he bit him," said Sigler, the boy's father. "Then he did it on the other cheek."

When his son told him about the incident, Sigler called police.

"It was pretty clear what had happened, " said Lt. Ronnie Glazer with Precinct 4.

Glazer said Sattar told deputies he is Muslim and the incident was a cultural misunderstanding. Deputies investigated his claim before making the arrest.

"We saw injuries on the child and that's when we began our investigation," Glazer said.

The boy's family snapped photos that show a visible mark about the size of a quarter on one of his cheeks.

Abdus was arrested and later posted a $20,000 bond.

Sigler is pleased investigators took the allegations seriously.

"I don't know anything about this man," Sigler said. "I feel good that hopefully this will deter him from doing this to any other children."

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