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Kinston man charged with abusing 3-year-old girl

Jackie Quoc Chung, 35 (image courtesy Kinston Police Department)

A 35-year-old man from Kinston was arrested and charged with multiple counts of child abuse involving a 3-year-old girl, police say.

On May 17, officers were called to the Lenoir Memorial Hospital for a possible child abuse investigation. A mother had taken her 3-year-old daughter to be treated for extensive injuries, according to police. The girl was later taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Officers arrested Jackie Quoc Chung, a friend of the mother, on May 20 in Washington, N.C. He was taken to the Lenoir County Jail under a $1.6 million bond.

He was charged with 3 counts of felony child abuse/serious bodily injury, 3 counts of felony assault with bodily injury, and 3 counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury.

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