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Brooksville man booked on child abuse charges


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BROOKSVILLE - A Brooksville man was arrested on New Year's Eve after head butting a child, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

An arrest affidavit shows Frederick Whittenbarger said he came home from work to find the child in his home "acting out of control by yelling and throwing things."

Whittenbarger, 41, said the juvenile was yelling obscenities close to his face, and that he head butted the child to avoid putting his hands on him or her.

Alcohol appears to be a factor, the affidavit shows.

Whittenbarger posted $2,000 bail early Wednesday, booking records show.

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