https://kfor.com/2019/01/18/norman-man-flees-to-hong-kong-after-horrifying-child-abuse-allegations-surface/?fbclid=IwAR2j8NfAYH740vAfp6BvsiuUKGzMW4lZu-NOxl9S3rVYBWFJD-qSc4k9ijsA man is on the run after unbelievable allegations of child abuse were made against him.
Jose Perez Manarang Jr. is charged with two counts of rape, forcible sodomy, lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16, and three counts of child abuse by injury.
Two children made the reports to police.
According to court documents, "Manarang would put a plastic trash bag and tie it off around [the child's] neck until [they] 'about died.'"
He allegedly would also "fill the bathtub up with water and hold [the child] under water."
Documents state he would also "spank [the child's] face until it was swollen" and "kick [the child] in the chest with boots on."
And he allegedly forced other children to watch.
"This case is shocking and horrible, and it is hard to wrap our heads around," said Hannah Griffiths, the mental health coordinator at the child advocacy nonprofit, The Care Center, in Oklahoma City.
Griffiths said the abuse could likely have long lasting effects on the child, who was not even old enough for kindergarten.
"Even being so young, he's not going to forget," she said. "This is something he'll never forget."
According to police, Manarang didn't stick around. He allegedly fled to go to Hong Kong after the case was reported to the police.