COFFEE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A Coffee County couple is facing aggravated child abuse charges stemming from a December incident.

Rachael and Brendon Pope, according to court documents on December 11th, 2020, are accused of torturing, willfully abusing, or maltreating a child under the age of 18. A grand jury indicted the couple in June of 2022.

Both Rachael and Brendon Pope are facing a $20,000 bond each and according to jail records, have since been released from the Coffee County Jail.