DeFuniak Springs man charged with child abuse

Deputies say Douglas Gladue, 45, was not addressing the medical needs of the victim. (WJHG/WECP)
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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG) -- A DeFuniak Springs man has been charged with child abuse following an investigation after a complaint from a Walton County educator.

Deputies say Douglas Gladue, 45, was not addressing the medical needs of the victim.

Deputies say Child Protective Investigators tried to provide resources and transportation to appointments, but Gladue would either cancel or not take the victim to the appointment.

Deputies issued a warrant for child neglect and arrested Gladue on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Investigators with the CPU and CIB are providing services and healthcare to the victim.

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