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Myrtle Beach man given probation in abuse of 5-year-old girl

A Myrtle Beach man was ordered to serve five years on probation in the 2008 abuse of a 5-year-old girl, according to court records.

Aubrey Johnson, 28, pleaded guilty last week to unlawful neglect of a child and Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman sentenced him to 10 years in prison, but suspended that sentence and placed him on five years probation, according to court records. Hyman also gave Johnson credit for the time he has served since being arrested in January 2008.

The charges stemmed from the abuse of a 5-year-old girl, who was the daughter of Johnson’s girlfriend, Patricia Eudy, in 2008. Police said Eudy’s daughter suffered chemical burns on her back and officials also investigated claims the girl was hogtied, forced to sleep in a bathtub and had been covered in feces.

In March, Eudy was sentenced to 15 years in prison after the 37-year-old pleaded guilty to infliction of great bodily injury on a child. Eudy was charged in January 2008 with assault and battery with intent to kill, unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person by legal guardian and inflicting great bodily harm on a child, according to court records.