The Florence Police Department on Friday arrested a man on charges related to the abuse of a child.
Stephen Purdy, 32, is charged with torture/willful abuse of a child under 18 years of age by a responsible person.
Police said investigators learned about the juvenile victim from the Department of Human Resources.
Purday was booked in the Lauderdale County Detention Center with a $2,500 bond.
He has since been released.