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Father Charged with Abuse
An Asheville man faces several charges including child abuse and inflicting serious injury. Police arrested 33-year old Christopher Stanichowsky at his home late Thursday night. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Police say his 11-year old daughter ran from the home to a neighbor's house for help after she was assaulted. The child, according to warrants, had bruises on her bottom, arms and legs. She was transported to the hospital and the department of social services was called in to investigate.
Police would not say if the child was released from the hospital or if she's now in the custody of social services. Stanichowsky is now being held on a 43,000 dollar bond.
By Frank Fraboni