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

According to detectives, 47-year-old Bruce Sonnenfeld forced a small child, from the time she was an infant until she was 3 years old, to sleep on the floor. At one point, a stack of picture frames near where she was sleeping fell and injured her.

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 that prvent identifying the victims of child abuse.