Hector Camacho Sr. Arrested on Child Abuse Charge

by David P. Greisman, photo courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Office

Former 130-, 135- and 140-pound titleholder Hector Camacho Sr. has been arrested for allegedly “picking up his son by the neck, slamming him on the ground and stomping on him,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Camacho, 49, is facing one count of child abuse, according to Orange County (Fla.) online court records. The alleged incident occurred on March 22, 2011.

Camacho turned himself in Monday and has since been released on $5,000 bail, the newspaper reported.

The New York Daily News said the alleged victim is a teenager.

That newspaper, citing the police report, said the teen thought Camacho was “high on drugs” and “upset about a bag of money he thought he had left at his ex-wife’s house.”

Camacho spent time in jail in 2007 for breaking into a Mississippi computer store. Camacho’s attorney said at the time that the fighter was attempting to retrieve a laptop he had recently purchased and had left there to be fixed. But the store’s owners said Camacho fell through the ceiling, relieved himself inside and then stole several computers and thousands of dollars in checks and cash, according to the Associated Press.

He last fought in 2010, losing a unanimous decision to Saul Duran that dropped his record to 79-6-3 with 38 knockouts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by -jose- on 04-04-2012

What's wrong with him...? He still one of my favorite boxers, but he deserves what ever comes to him...

Comment by Corelone on 04-04-2012

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;11969019]need to wait till all the info's out aside from what the paper says...I know 1 thing: his ex is a real B****[/QUOTE] I agree, give the man a chance. No one may ever know what's wrong, fighters don't have…

Comment by GOD-FR33 on 04-04-2012

[B][FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkGreen] What does this article have to do with Mike Tyson? Finally after his life-story you comment on what the article is actually about; CAMACHO. hahaha.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/B]

Comment by nycsmooth on 04-04-2012

need to wait till all the info's out aside from what the paper says...I know 1 thing: his ex is a real B****

Comment by fceeviper on 04-03-2012

I'm so glad Chavez Sr. was able to beat the crap outta this child beater. :D

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