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April 4, 2014

Athens man accused of whipping, bruising 3-year-old

An Athens man accused of whipping a 3-year-old acquaintance to the point of leaving bruises has been charged with willful torture-abuse of a child, records show.

Athens Police Sgt. Johnny Campbell arrested Keane Lamar Robinson, 20, of 24676 McClung Lane, on the charge this week, Police Chief Floyd Johnson said.

“I saw photos of the victim,” Johnson said. “I would say the whipping was excessive. There were marks and bruising on the child.”

Officials with the Limestone County Department of Human Resources contacted the police April 2 to investigate a possible case of abuse, Johnson said. Following an investigation by Campbell and DHR, Robinson was arrested, booked at the Police Department and transferred to the Limestone County Jail.

He was released after posting bail of $5,000, records show.

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