Dothan man arrested for torture/willful abuse of a 13-year-old

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan man is behind bars for torture and willful abuse to a child, police say.

Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens told WDHN News that Lester James Carmichael Jr, 50, was arrested around 6 p.m. Tuesday evening, after being notified of a 13-year-old child was observed being abused at the 2800 Block of Ross Clark Circle.

Investigators reviewed video that showed Carmichael cruelly grabbing the teen by the hair and placing an open knife with the blade against the 13-year-old’s neck.

Carmichael was arrested and charged with torture and willful abuse of a child under 18-years of age.

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