'One of the worst cases': 5-year-old girl undergoes surgery after being raped; Alabama man arrested
Steven Barnes

via WHNT

MILLBROOK, Ala. (WHNT) -- An Alabama man is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl, who was hospitalized and underwent surgery following the attack.

News outlets report 28-year-old Steven Sarandon Barnes was arrested over the weekend on charges including first-degree rape and chemical endangerment of a child.

Millbrook Police Chief P.K. Johnson says authorities responded Thursday to a Prattville hospital for a report of a sexually assaulted child. He says she underwent surgery, and he believed the girl was in stable condition as of Saturday.

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