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Detectives: Man punched autistic girl

Posted March 4, 2010 10:22 a.m. EST

— Detectives with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday arrested a Parkton man they say repeatedly punched an autistic girl in the face.

Detective said that Timothy Browning Jr., 39, of Sandy Grove Road, gave the 13-year-old girl a black eye.

Browning was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center Thursday under a $5,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Thursday afternoon.