Man facing charges after allegedly hitting teen referee during soccer game

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A 22-year-old is facing charges of child abuse and battery on a sports official.

He is accused of hitting a teenage referee during an Albuquerque Soccer League game at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex on Sunday.

Said Aguilera is said to have hit the 16-year-old after he gave Aguilera a “red card” penalty. The teen’s face was bruised but he is recovering.

Police say Aguilera took off after he allegedly hit the teen and has not been seen since.

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