APEX — An Apex man faces a child-abuse charge for allowing an 11-year-old to operate a scooter.
David Michel Talarico was charged with assault on a female and misdemeanor child abuse after allegedly slapping a victim and allowing a family friends child to operate a scooter during the weekend, according to warrants
Arrest warrants say Talarico was drunk during the incident.
Talarico has convictions in 2013 and 2013 in Wake County for driving while intoxicated. He was being held on $10,000 bond before his court date on Monday.