APOPKA, Fla. (WESH) - Apopka police arrested a 23-year-old man after they said he beat his daughter into a coma.
Officials said they received a call on Thursday about a 1-year-old girl who was not breathing and had no pulse.
When rescue crews arrived they found Rony Veus giving her CPR after he found her unconscious.
The child was taken to a hospital, where investigators suspected child abuse.
During interviews with Veus, he admitted that he has thoughts of harming his daughter and feels relieved when he causes her pain or discomfort, according to the arrest report.
Officials said Veus stated he has acted out on his thoughts of frustration by pulling her hair, pushing her onto the ground, throwing her onto the bed and forcing her to eat a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Veus admitted he intentionally burned the top of his daughter's foot with a cigar, the report said.
Authorities said the child is in a coma with bleeding in the brain. Her condition is listed as guarded.
Veus was charged with aggravated battery on a child.