Father charged with felony child abuse remains free, receives summons

Father charged with felony child abuse remains free, receives summons

From the Las Vegas Optic

A Pecos man was charged with two felony counts of child abuse for allegedly kicking and slapping his children on several occasions, according to court records.

Andrew Page, 39, was charged April 6 with two counts of child abuse not resulting in death or great bodily harm, both third-degree felonies. Page was never arrested though. Instead, a criminal summons was issued, ordering him to appear in court in early May.

The charges followed an investigation by the Children, Youth and Families Department and New Mexico State Police that began in late February, according to a criminal complaint filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court.

The children’s mother first contacted authorities on Feb. 23, after she picked the children up from Page’s home in Pecos. One child said that Page had kicked her in the arms, legs and back, and had caused bruising to one of her arms, according to the criminal complaint.