S’burg man receives ‘indecent’ charge


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



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A Salemburg man is facing a felony charge for allegedly engaging in “inappropriate contact” with a 9-year-old female, according to Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities.

Tito Enrique Santiago-Torres, 42, of 3302 Bearskin Road, Salemburg, was charged with indecent liberties with a child. His arrest report was filed Tuesday at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office.

Santiago-Torres was served the felony charge on Monday at the Sheriff’s Office. He was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bond.

Limited information is often made available by investigators regarding sex-related cases, especially those involving an underage victim. Lt. Marcus Smith said the charge stems from an investigation launched after the victim’s mother filed a complaint. The alleged incident was reported to sheriff’s authorities last year.

“The victim’s mother filed a complaint with investigators about inappropriate contact the victim reportedly had with a male family member,” Smith stated relaying details of the investigation. “As a result an investigation was launched into the allegations and enough probable cause was established to obtain charges on the suspect.”

Smith noted that the victim is a 9-year-old female. No further information could be provided in the case, he said.

Santiago-Torres has a court date of Feb. 12.

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By Chris Berendt

[email protected]

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