A Miami Beach man who police say beat his 9-year-old niece then forced her into a garbage bin has been charged with kidnapping, child abuse and torture and resisting arrest without violence.
Police said they were called to an apartment at 645 85th St. Wednesday night by neighbors concerned for the child's safety. When they got to the apartment, police said Jesus Crys, 30, refused to open the door and they had to enter through a window.
Police spent several hours interviewing Crys before he was charged just before midnight.
He is to appear in court Thursday morning. The girl was take to Mount Sinai Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
The Department of Children & Families was notified of the incident and of another child in the apartment.
According to police, Crys became angered after accusing the child of lying and forcibly removed her from her room and took her to a bin outside the apartment. He ordered her into the garbage container after punching her in the head.
When the girl asked Crys why he wanted her in the dumpster, police said he struck her three more times in the back of the head with a closed fist. Officers said Crys said he told the child "I need a new one of her."
When Crys was done harming and humiliating the child, police said he took her back into the apartment and refused to answer the door when police arrived. They eventually forcibly entered through a window.
Police said that although the child refers to Crys as her father, he is actually her uncle.