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One-year-old dies as a result of child abuse

Posted: 24 mins ago
Tonya Brown

Tonya has been reporting stories happening in the Pee Dee for more than 10 years.

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A one-year-old Florence boy died Sunday as a result of child abuse, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.
Lutcken said the child was assaulted in the abdominal area which resulted in a ruptured bowel and caused excessive bleeding.
He said the one-year-old was taken to the emergency room by his relatives, but was dead by the time he got there.
Major Michael Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office said an arrest has been made in connection with the child’s death.
Nunn said he will release more information later Wednesday morning.
We will continue following this story and post updates as new information is made available.

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