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Nicolas Cage May Face Child Abuse Investigation

David Livingston/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Actor Nicolas Cage may now face a child-abuse investigation as new details from his April 16 arrest for public drunkenness in New Orleans have emerged from a police department's report. According to People Magazine, Cage's son, 5-year-old Kal-El, fell and scraped his knee in the midst of the chaos and a child-abuse detective was called to the scene.

According to the account based on the police report, Cage was retrieving Kal-El from a car during an argument with his wife, "and at some point, Mr. Cage fell while holding their son. The fall caused the five-year-old child to suffer a minor abrasion [on] his left knee, and she then recovered the child."

Child Protective Services did not immediately return a call seeking comment, according to People.

Following his arrest in New Orleans for domestic abuse, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness, a longtime friend told the Chicago Sun-Times, "Many of us are worried that his drinking again is a big problem for him and those around him."

The friend said, "Nic has been under so much pressure lately, due to a variety of issues -- including his major financial problems."

His marriage to Alice Kim also appears to be troubled. "Alice is terrific, but I get the sense she's coming to the end of her rope," another friend told the paper, "and if Nic doesn't quickly straighten himself out, she's going to bail."

Cage's rep did not respond immediately to ABC News’ requests for comment.

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Nicolas Cage Arrest Sparked Child Abuse Investigation

David Livingston/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- A child abuse detective was called to investigate allegations against Nicolas Cage after his April 15 arrest in New Orleans, according to

It had been widely reported the actor was busted on disturbing the peace and domestic violence charges after he allegedly grabbed his wife prior to his arrest.  However, TMZ reports witnesses told cops a drunken Cage pulled his five-year-old son to the ground at one point in the evening.

Cage's wife, Alice, said the incident was accidental, reportedly telling cops an intoxicated Cage fell while holding Kal-el, and their boy scraped his knee.  Based on the stories, the child abuse officer was dispatched to try to talk to Cage's son, but Alice refused to allow it.´╗┐

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