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Father arrested on child abuse charge

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BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Beckley man has been arrested after police say he admitted to hitting his 15-year-old daughter.

Beckley Police began investigating the reported abuse in February 2014 and on Monday arrested 39-year-old Nicholas Torres on the charge child abuse resulting in injury.

According to a news release from the Beckley P.D., Torres admitted the crime, stating he was attempting to discipline his 15-year-old daughter and ended up striking her in the ribs with a closed fist.

The victim was treated and released at Raleigh General Hospital. She is currently in CPS custody.

Additional charges against Torres are pending. He is being held in Southern Regional Jail on $10,000 bond.
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