May 6, 2014
Father arrested, charged with child abuse resulting in injury
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.