A Lawrence County Grand Jury formally indicted a former
Moulton police officer on child abuse charges.
Mitchell Breland was indicted for allegedly beating two
Breland was arrested in September after investigation by the
Alabama Bureau of Investigation. The arrest came after complaints from hospital
workers who treated one of the alleged victims.
They said the girl's injuries were consistent with abuse.
The indictment claims Breland whipped the two girls.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
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