Man accused of child abuse & torture appeared in court

MARQUETTE — A West Branch Township man accused of child abuse and torture had his case bound over to circuit court this afternoon.

27–year–old Nicholas Racine appeared in Marquette County District Court. Police arrested Racine back on June 25th. According to the Michigan State Police, Racine is accused of severely injuring a 3–month–old infant.

The injured baby was treated for multiple rib fractures, hemorrhages, bruises, and bite marks at the University of Michigan.

Racine is scheduled to be arraigned in circuit court July 24th.