Gadsden man arrested for sex abuse of a child

Brian Pruitt

A Gadsden man has been arrested and charged with a sexual abuse related offense, according to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

Brian Pruitt, of Gadsden, was arrested Friday, March 22, and has been with charged with one count of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

Pruitt allegedly sexually abused a 9 year old girl.{}{}The incidents have been ongoing for approximately one month in the Coates Bend community.

Pruitt is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center

Sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old is a felony.