Coffee Co. man arrested for child abuse

Coffee Co. man arrested for child abuse

COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) - A Coffee County man has been arrested and charged with child cruelty as the result of an investigation that began in January.

Deputies arrested Senie Bennefield, Jr. Monday on simple battery and parole violation charges, however, he was also charged with child cruelty after further investigation.

Coffee County sheriff’s deputies responded to Coffee Regional Medical Center on Jan. 21 in reference to a report of child abuse.

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office said a woman at the scene told deputies that her 6-month-old had suffered severe bruising to the abdominal area, face and buttocks.

Upon further investigation, Bennefield was then charged with first degree cruelty to children in connection to this case.

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