Man accused of punching girl, 12, in the face

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) - Florence officials have arrested a man accused of punching a 12-year-old girl in the face.

Authorities have charged 49-year-old Jimmy Burns McKinney with child abuse.

Authorities arrested McKinney for the alleged March 30 incident after an investigation by Florence Police and the Lauderdale County Department of Human Resources.

The girl tells police McKinney hit her because she wouldn't answer his questions about her mother.

He is being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

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