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Stepfather is Arrested on Child Abuse Charges

In Auburn, police were called to a domestic violence and child abuse scene last week. The stepfather, George W. Barton, admitted to abusing his 5-year-old stepdaughter and injuring her. WTVM News Leader 9 reported that Barton said he used a belt and caused significant injuries to the girl who was in his care at the time. The girl has “a broken clavicle, basilar skull fracture, broken femur, bruising all over her body, and numerous internal injuries,” according to an affidavit. She is on life support at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Barton says that the injuries occured during a two day period, and he gave police a rights advised statement. Barton is now at the Lee County Detention Facility and being held without bond until his case is reviewed in July. - See more at: