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Florence man charged with child abuse

Police say Patrick Wayne Curtis assaulted a 14-year-old.

Posted: Dec. 19, 2017 8:20 AM

Florence police have charged a man with abusing a family member during an altercation.

Patrick Wayne Curtis, 44, was arrested Monday and charged with willful abuse of a child under 18. 

Police said Curtis was in an altercation with a 14-year-old who received multiple injuries to the head, neck and extremities.

Curtis is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on $20,000 bond.

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