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Fuquay-Varina man charged with abusing 2-year-old

Posted August 6, 2011

— Police arrested a Fuquay-Varina man Saturday after he allegedly slapped a 2-year-old child's buttocks and face repeatedly.

The victim suffered severe bruising and swelling, arrest warrants state.

James Matthew Minarik, 39, of 209 E. Jones St., was charged with child abuse inflicting serious physical injury and assault on a child under 12. He was taken to the Wake County jail and is due in court Monday.

Warrants state that Minarik was supervising the child when the alleged abuse happened.


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  • Buc Aug 8, 2011

    Sad to know these types of people are out there.

  • robbyh Aug 8, 2011

    Must not be able to handle the terrible 2's. What a shame!!

  • Praisegod Aug 8, 2011

    To physically abuse/beat a 2 year old and slap him until he bruises, what is wrong with people? Someone that young just needs a harsh scolding or timeout, but to beat them? Hope the child gets a family who will take care of him...Where were the parents???????

  • pat7 Aug 8, 2011

    Tough guy , Why doesnt he try to abuse someone his own size ,What a sick man