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South Georgia Preacher arrested for child cruelty

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26-year old Justice McClendon 26-year old Justice McClendon
21-year old Christy Davis 21-year old Christy Davis

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany Minister and the mother of a two year old boy are accused of scalding the child in a bathtub.

Police charged both with first degree child cruelty.

26-year old Justice McClendon, a traveling minister who preaches in South Georgia churches, and 21-year old Christy Davis of Geneva, Alabama are in the Dougherty County Jail.

The child's grandparents in Early County reported the injuries.

This is the Albany home where investigators say the boy was injured.

The Division of Family and Children's Services and Albany Police continue to investigate.

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