New Mexico man charged with tattooing young child

New Mexico man charged with tattooing young child
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:41pm

A New Mexico father is headed to prison after he allegedly used tattooed his three year old nephew using homemade tools. 29 year-old Cruz Tenorio was convicted of child abuse charges and was sentenced Tuesday to six months in federal prison.

Prosecutors say the Albuquerque man had no formal training in tattoo body art, and used unsterilized tools to place the letter "l" on his nephew's arm. In addition to jail time, Tenorio must also pay for the tattoo to be removed.

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