MOULTON, Ala. (AP) - A former police officer in a north Alabama town has been indicted for allegedly beating two 8-year-old girls.
Former Moulton police officer Mitchell Breland was charged by a Lawrence County grand jury. Authorities had arrested the 27-year-old in September after an investigation by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.
The case originated from complaints by hospital personnel who treated one of the alleged victims for injuries consistent with abuse. Authorities said the indictment alleges that Bond repeatedly whipped two girls. They did not clarify whether Breland used an object to strike the girls.
The charges are Class C felonies punishable by a minimum one year and maximum 10 years in prison.
Breland is free on $5,000 bail.
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12/22/2012 11:54:59 AM (GMT -6:00)