Man charged with child cruelty

A Big Pine Key man was arrested last Thursday, charged with child cruelty.

According to Detective Rosa DiGiovanni, 47 year old Bruce Sonnenfeld forced a small child, from the time she was an infant until she was three years old, to sleep on the floor and, at one point, a stack of picture frames stacked near where she was sleeping fell on her, causing injury.

In addition, Sonnenfeld is accused of holding the small child around the waist and squeezing her so tightly she had bruising on her stomach and back.

Both Sonnenfeld’s relationship to the child, and the identity of the child are protected by Florida State statutes which preclude identifying the victims of child abuse.

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