A bond appearance hearing is set for Tuesday morning for a Salisbury man facing charges of child abuse and domestic assault.

Law enforcement alleged that Justin M. Henke engaged in the physical abuse of a 4-year-old victim at a Salisbury residence in July.

Court documents state that Henke admitted to the abuse and said it was because the child allowed dogs from the garage inside the house. The abuse happened Tuesday, July 23 according to court documents.

Henke is formally charged with abuse or neglect of a child and domestic assault in the second degree. He has bonded out of custody and awaits court dates.

The hearing is set for 9:00 a.m.