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Raleigh man charged with child abuse is accused of hitting a 14-year-old with a wire

Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification

A Raleigh man was arrested Tuesday for child abuse after police say he struck a 14-year-old with a wire.

Diego Armando Duran-Gonzalez was charged with intentional child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and misdemeanor child abuse.

Raleigh police say Duran-Gonzalez in August hit a child with a wire, causing minor lacerations and bruising to the child’s back, arms, legs, buttocks and face.

Also in August, Duran-Gonzalez caused injuries that included swelling and contusions to a child’s back, arms and legs, according to the Raleigh Police Department. Arrest warrants don’t indicate whether the child with those injuries is the same one Duran-Gonzalez is accused of assaulting with a wire.

A court document lists his bond amount at $75,000.

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