5/6/2014 9:42 PM
by Courtney Rosemond
BECKLEY - Beckley Police arrest a man on child abuse charges.
Detective David Farley says Nicholas Torres, 39 was arrested Monday after police investigated a report of child abuse that occurred in February of 2014. Torres is charged with child abuse resulting in injury.
The fifteen year old juvenile victim is the daughter of Torres. Torres confessed to the crime stating he was attempting to discipline the victim and ended up striking her in the ribs with a closed fist. The victim was treated at Raleigh General Hospital and released. The victim has since made a full recovery.
Additional charges are pending. Torres is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on a $10,000 bond. The victim is currently in CPS custody.