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Beckley Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

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Beckley police arrest a man on child abuse charges.

Police say a reported case of abuse came to their attention in February.

Now, Nicholas Torres, 39, is facing some serious charges against a 15-year-old girl.

Officers say Torres confessed to the crime, saying he was trying to discipline the girl and ended up hitting her in the ribs with a closed fist.

The girl was treated at Raleigh General Hospital and released.

The girl is fully recovered.   Additional charges are pending.

Beckley police arrested Torres, Monday.

He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on $10,000 bond.

The victim is currently in CPS custody.