SALINA, Kan. -

A Salina man has been arrested, accused of abusing a child.

Authorities were notified after a relative called 911 to report the incident. Police arrived to the home in southwest Salina to find bruising on the girl's buttox.

Police said the man excessively spanked the girl using his hand. Investigators believe the abuse happened within the past month. The child was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. She was placed in police protective custody, authorities said.

The 30-year-old man was booked in to jail on one count of child abuse.