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July 23, 2013

Sexual abuse of child alleged

Suspect jailed; case may involve more victims

— A man arrested on complaints of sexually abusing a child Sunday could have had more victims, an investigator said.

Jose Alberto Torres Sr., 43, of Muskogee is accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old child, according to 911 call logs.

Muskogee Police Investigator Lynn Hamlin said the child was examined by medical personnel and is home with a parent.

“There will be some other people interviewed and a continuing investigation, possibly for more victims,” Hamlin said.

The logs say a woman called police about 3 a.m. Sunday to report Torres had allegedly assaulted the child at her home.

Torres left the home near Spaulding Park on foot, and officers found him about 45 minutes later after checking at several locations, the logs state.

Officers arrested Torres on a complaint of lewd or indecent proposals or acts to a child under 16, according to jail records.

Torres is held on $100,000 bond at the Muskogee County/City Detention Facility, according to court records.

A conviction on charges of lewd or indecent proposals to a child under 16 could carry a sentence of at least one year and not more than 20 in the state penitentiary, according to Oklahoma statutes.

Reach Wendy Burton at (918) 684-2926 or wburton@muskogeephoenix.com.

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