Search for babysitter accused of punching 5-year-old multiple times

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HOUSTON – Police are searching for a man who punched a 5-year-old boy in the face and put tape over his mouth while his mother was at work.

William Robert Montanez is charged with injury to a child.

Officials say back in February, the child’s mother left the 5-year-old with Montanez and that she didn’t notice the bruises until the next day.

She called police, but Montanez fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call police 713-222-TIPS (8477).