Man charged with child abuse while awaiting child abuse trial

GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) - A Gadsden man has been charged with child abuse after his step-daughter is admitted to Children's Hospital.
   
Police say 23-year-old Steven Jackson was out on bond awaiting trial on child abuse charges from two-years ago.
     
Police say the five-year-old, Iyana Spencer, has a traumatic brain injury and a lacerated liver. Police say the abuse happened Friday night at a house on Kentucky Avenue in Gadsden. The girl is in critical condition.

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