An Enterprise woman has been arrested after allegedly hitting a 12-year-old repeatedly with a tennis racquet.
Lorie Townsend is charged with felony child abuse.
Neighbors contacted authorities concerning the alleged abuse taking place in the home.
The child was taken to an area hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
The condition has not been released.
The Alabama Department of Human Resources is also involved in the case.
Townsend was booked into the Coffee County Jail under a 10-thousand dollar cash bond.