Man arrested for child abuse in Florence


Stephen Purdy (Photo courtesy Florence Police)

FLORENCE, Ala. – A man has been arrested for child abuse in Florence.

Florence Police said Stephen Purdy, 32, was arrested after DHR notified FPD of the situation.

Purdy was charged with torture/willful abuse of a child under 18 years of age.

Purdy was taken to the Lauderdale County Jail and released on a $2,500 bond.

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