Oakdale Man Arrested After Allegedly Beating 12 Year Old With a Belt

This article was published on: 03/10/20 6:57 PM by Mike Minarsky

The Montville Police were notified by DCF of a possible child that had been injured by a family member. Montville Police Patrol Division assisted by the Detective Division conducted an investigation which required multiple interviews, through the course of the investigation it was revealed that 39 year old Jose Morales repeatedly struck a 12 year old victim with a leather belt causing significant physical injury. Montville Police submitted an arrest warrant affidavit to Norwich Superior Court , which was granted.

Morales was charged with multiple charges including Risk of Injury, 3rd degree assault, cruelty to persons… among 3 others. Morales turned himself in to Police custody and was held on a $150,000 bond.

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