The Henry County Sheriff's Department was able to rescue a child while investigating a large-scale animal abuse case Thursday afternoon.

"We are in an ongoing investigation in the northern part of the county involving child abuse, large-scale animal abuse and a marijuana grow operation," Sheriff Monte Belew said Thursday afternoon.

During the operation, the department rescued a child living in a cage, Belew said.

A press conference on investigation is scheduled Friday morning at the Henry County Sheriff's Department.

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