Man accused of sexually abusing 9-year-old

GADSDEN, AL (WAFF) - Etowah County authorities arrested and charged a man from Gadsden with sexual abuse.

According to Investigator Haydyn Hedgspeth, 28-year-old Brian Thomas Pruitt was arrested last Friday. The alleged victim is a 9-year-old girl. The incidents went on for about one month at a home in the Coates Bend community.

"A special thank you is due to the James M. Barrie Center for Children for their help during the investigation," stated Investigator Hedgspeth.

Pruitt is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $20,000 cash bond.

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