Man accused of abusing toddler in Los Osos home enters plea

A Pasadena man arrested Saturday in San Luis Obispo after allegedly abusing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son pleaded not guilty today to charges of child abuse, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Lorenzo Solano-Torres, 30, was left alone with the child at his girlfriend’s home in the 1600 block of 11th Street in Los Osos, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The mother returned home and allegedly found the child showing signs of severe trauma, deputies said.

Solano-Torres is not the biological father of the child, officials said.

The toddler was later transferred out of the county for specialized care. His mother was not arrested.

--Nick Wilson