Calypso man charged with felony child abuse


KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies have charged a Calypso man with Felony Child Abuse, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child, and Assault on a Child under 12 after a tip was given to the Duplin County Department of Social Services.

30-year-old Erick Garcia-Sanchez was taken into custody on Wednesday after an investigation by Social Services and the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office.  Deputies say that during the investigation, Sanchez confessed to punching his child in the face as well as picking her up and throwing her on the floor.

He was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $30,000 secured bond.

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