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Florence police charge man with abuse/torture of a child

Stephen Purdy

Bond was set at $2,500

Posted: Jan 25, 2021 5:16 PM

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.

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