A criminal complaint from Blue Earth County says a Mankato man allegedly slapped two children and choked one of the boys.

According to court documents, 36-year-old Victor Manuel Andrade-Perez, of Mankato, was charged with a felony and misdemeanor counts of domestic assault and gross misdemeanor malicious punishment of a child.

The documents say a 10-year-old boy told police he slapped him in the face twice, pinned him to the ground, choked him and pressed his thumbs into his eyes.

The documents also say that a witness also alleges that Andrade-Perez also slapped a 7-year-old boy.

Andrade-Perez told police he was defending himself.