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Union man accused of abusing toddler

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - A Union man is facing charges for allegedly abusing a toddler in his care.

Bray Nelson, 32, is charged with criminal abuse. Nelson is accused of abusing the two-year-old boy at his Hartwood Court home February 18.

The boy was found with extensive bruising to his thigh, lower leg, and buttocks. Investigators said he also had bruising under both armpits, his lower chest, arm, and ear. Detectives said Nelson told them that when he realized the boy's injuries were severe, he tried to treat them with ice.

Detectives did not say how Nelson knew the boy or what may have led to the injuries. He was arrested February 20, and posted a $2,500 bond.

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