Augusta father charged with child cruelty

George Pacheco

An Augusta father being sought by police on first-degree child cruelty charges is in custody.

George Pacheco, 23, was booked into jail Wednesday.

Police were called Monday to a Wylds Road apartment where they found Pacheco’s daughter with redness and swelling to the face, neck, head and back. According to an investigation, the child was punished for receiving a negative discipline report at school.

Police seek Augusta father after child beaten

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