Dad accused of sexual conduct with kids, forcing them to do drugs

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – A Phoenix man faces over 40 counts of sexual conduct and child abuse involving four young children.

Juan Vidal Torres, 29, was arrested Friday morning on charges including child abuse, sexual conduct with a minor, public sexual indecency and furnishing material to a minor.

Police say the three female victims and one male in this case range in ages from 5 to 13 years old at the time of the alleged crimes.

The mother of two of the victims contacted Phoenix police regarding the investigation on Feb. 13. Detectives were told Torres was committing acts against his two children and two step-children.

Detectives discovered the suspect allegedly engaged in unlawful acts against the four children on several occasions starting in 2004 until 2010.

Torres, a self-admitted drug abuser, also allegedly forced his kids to inhale smoke from drugs he was taking. He also allegedly used a syringe to inject his children with drugs.

Torres faces a total of 47 criminal charges.