Eric Alexander: Bixby man arrested after girlfriend's daughter reports beating with belt

TULSA - A Bixby man was arrested after his girlfriend's daughter reported him for child abuse.

According to the police report, officers were called to Bixby High School Monday after the girl reported the abuse to a counselor.

The girl said her mother's boyfriend, Eric Alexander, beat her with a belt on her arms, legs and back the night before.

Police say the victim had visible marks on her arm and back.

During an interview with Alexander, police say he admitted spanking the girl with a belt more than 20 times for "being defiant."  At the time, Alexander didn't believe the incident was excessive, police say, but now "he sees that it was."

Alexander was arrested for one count of child abuse and booked into the Tulsa County Jail on $50,000 bond.

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