A New Tazewell man was arrested and jailed recently for aggravated child abuse or neglect. The alleged victim is a three-year-old female.
According to a report from the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Billy Daniels, 32, is accused of allegedly abusing a child in his care.
The report states that at the request of the Eighth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the CCSO was asked to investigate an alleged child abuse case. Det. Tammy Reagan, Det. Gary Ruskowski and Det. Anthony Veillon investigated the situation, according to the report. They spoke with a representative from the Department of Children’s Services and went to the home where the alleged abuse occurred.
“Detectives then gathered evidence and spoke with Billy Daniels,” the report states, continuing, “Daniels lives in the home with the victim and is the caretaker for the victim and her two sisters.”
Daniels was taken to the Claiborne County Justice Center where he was interviewed by Ruskowski and Veillon.
“In this interview Daniels admitted to striking the victim out of anger,” the report states.
Reagan and the DCS representative went to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville to visit with the victim and collected more evidence.
“After all evidence was collected and the interview of Daniels was documented, Daniels was charged for the assault of the three-year-old victim,” the report states.
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