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Second suspect arrested in child abuse case

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RED BANK, TN (WRCB) -

A second person has been arrested in connection with a child abuse case in Red Bank.

Albert Durham was arrested Monday on outstanding warrants of child abuse and criminal impersonation.

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Police responded to the Wendy's on Dayton Boulevard after a 12-year-girl walked in beaten and bloody.

Chief Tim Christol says the assault happened at a Goodson Avenue apartment complex.

"According to the victim, it took about an hour from the time she was assaulted until she walked to Wendy's to get some help," says Christol.

The girl was staying with 21-year-old Courtney Lindsey-Durham, who police say beat the girl with a belt after she broke a vase.

"There was no real reason," Chief Christol says. "She was just upset with her."

The girl told officers Lindsey-Durham threw her clothing outside and locked her out of the apartment.

The girl banged on a window until it broke, injuring her arm.

Lindsey-Durham was arrested on charges of aggravated assault and child abuse.

Warrants were issued for Durham's. He was arrested over the weekend and remains in the Hamilton County Jail.

Lindsey-Durham was released on bond.

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