Collier County deputy arrested on child abuse charges

Collier County deputy Derek Holden was arrested and now faces child abuse charges, according to the sheriff’s office.

Holden is currently on leave pending an investigation into policies that might have been violated, according to the report.

And new details are emerging from the violent dispute between Holden and his family. The 45-year-old was allegedly intoxicated all weekend and got into a verbal argument with his child.

The child began to record the fight on his cell phone. That’s when deputies say Holden got upset and lashed out.

The victim did not sustain any injuries. Holden faces charges of child abuse without great bodily harm.

Experts say a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds across the country. And four of those every day turn deadly. Calling for help is sometimes the toughest call to make.

Reporter:Kelsey Kushner
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