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Court denies bail modification request of defendant in child abuse case

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SUPERIOR COURT Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho on Friday denied the request of Christino Selkor for bail modification.

Selkor, through Assistant Public Defender Vina Seelam, wants the court to reduce the $10,000 bail to $3,000 and allow him to pay 10% of the amount.

Seelam told the court that Selkor, 40, is employed and will not stay where the victim is residing.

In opposing the defendant’s bail-modification request, Assistant Attorney General Steve Kessler noted the seriousness of the allegations against Selkor.

Selkor is accused of assaulting his minor daughter while he was intoxicated, and has been charged with child abuse and disturbing the peace.

In his ruling, Judge Camacho cited the lack of monitoring and supervision for the defendant.

 The judge also expressed concerned about Selkor’s previous conviction which court documents did not mention.

 He then directed Seelam to find a suitable third-party custodian for Selkor.

After the hearing, Selkor was remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections.

 He was ordered to return to court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. and for his arraignment on Oct. 20 at 9 a.m.

 According to police, prior to the incident, Selkor came home drunk and was vomiting outside their Koblerville house.

 Selkor asked for food so his 11-year-old daughter prepared it. While eating at the table, she said Selkor “started talking nonsense as usual when he was drunk.”

He then started arguing with his other daughter, who is 16 years old. He slapped her, but she slapped him back. That’s when he pulled  her hair toward the living room while hitting her head, police said.

His younger daughter then ran into the bedroom to wake up her mother who came out and stopped the fight between her older daughter and her father.

The older daughter and her sister went into their bedroom, but their father followed them. Police said he grabbed his older daughter’s head which he then hit against the wall before walking out of the room.

She told police that he couldn’t move for about 5-10 seconds and that her vision became blurry. She said she had to lean on her younger sister for balance while she picked herself up from the floor. She said her father came back into the room and apologized.

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