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Laurel man charged with child abuse

Melvin Brown. Source: WDAM Melvin Brown. Source: WDAM

A Laurel man has been charged with child abuse. 

According to the Laurel Police Department, officers were dispatched to South Central Regional Medical Center Thursday in reference to a child abuse complaint. 

It was reported to police that a 10-year-old child was receiving treatment for injuries sustained after being "harshly disciplined" by a family member. 

According to LPD the suspect, Melvin Brown, was charged at SCRMC with felony child abuse. 

Brown's bond was set at $25,000.

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