Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Dad charged with punching 15-year-old daughter (Beckley, West Virginia)

Dad is identified as NICHOLAS TORRES.


May 6, 2014

Father arrested, charged with child abuse resulting in injury

A local man is in jail after police investigated a report of alleged child abuse, according to a press release from the Beckley Police Department.

Nicholas Torres, 39, was arrested Monday and charged with child abuse resulting in injury.

Torres confessed to the crime and said was trying to discipline the 15-year-old victim. He said he used a closed fist to punch her in the ribs, the release said.

The girl was treated at Raleigh General Hospital and released.

Additional charges are pending, the release stated.

Torres is in Southern Regional Jail on $10,000 bond. The teen is in the care of Child Protective Services.

The investigation is being handled by Patrolman James Quesenberry.