Crime

Phoenix Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing His Own Kids; Injected Them With Meth, Too

You'd think it doesn't get much more disgusting, depraved, and evil than someone sexually abusing their own children -- but that's because you've probably never met 29-year-old Juan Vidal Torres, who was arrested this morning on charges that he not only sexually abused his own kids, but injected them with crystal meth, too.

Torres was arrested about 11 a.m. today, and has been hit with 47 criminal charges stemming from the alleged sexual abuse of four young children, two of whom were his own. The other two were his step children.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the mother of the children contacted the police on February 13, to report that Torres was committing sexual acts against the four children.

Starting in 2004, police say Torres abused the kids, who were between the ages of 5 and 13 years old.

We're in the process of getting the details of the depravity, but the gist of it is Torres committed acts of sexual conduct with a minor, child molestation, sexual abuse, public sexual indecency, furnishing obscene materials to a minor, and child abuse.

In addition to the sexual abuse, court records show Torres, a self-admitted drug abuser, forced the kids to inhale meth smoke, and even injected them with the drug.

Check back to New Times for details and a mug shot.

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James King
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