Posts Tagged ‘alabama’

Related News: Montgomery Police investigating department’s first human trafficking case

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A human trafficking suspect was arrested and two victims were recovered in Montgomery Monday night, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

Theon Dontray Smith, 27, of South Carolina, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree human trafficking.

It is the first human trafficking case that the Montgomery Police Department has investigated since the state law was passed in 2010.

MPD Chief of Staff, Bryan Jurkofsky says the department received a call from out-of-state parents, which is what triggered the investigation.

“They received contact from their daughter, who said she was in Montgomery and asked for a welfare check,” Jurkofsky said. “Patrol units responded and identified two minor females and one adult male.”

Source: WSFA

Related News: Alabama high school teacher charged with sex with 2 students

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An Opp high school teacher is on leave after she was arrested for having sex with two different students, police said.

Ashley Hall, 33, was booked into the Covington County Jail on May 1, according to jail records. She is charged with two counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19.

She was released from the jail the same day after posting $700,000 bond, $350,000 for each count. Hall taught English at Opp High School, according to the school’s website.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Max Credit Union employee accused of sharing customer info on social media

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A social media firestorm involving a River Region credit union is burning after an alleged breach of customer privacy by a credit union employee. Max Credit Union customers are demanding answers after they claim an employee shared a customer’s personal information on Facebook.

The Senior VP of Marketing at Max Credit Union confirmed the credit union was alerted to the alleged incident last Thursday and that there is an investigation underway led by “legal authorities”. The Max employee has been placed on leave.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Trial underway for former Stanhope teacher accused of having sex with student

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The trial for former Stanhope Elmore High School teacher and track coach Jeffrey Stanton began on Wednesday.

“All the state of Alabama has to prove is that he was a teacher at Stanhope Elmore and she was a student and they had sexual intercourse, it specifically says consent is not a defense,” said Assistant District Attorney Mandy Johnson.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Alabama teacher Ashley Parkins Pruitt indicted on charges of having sexual activity, sexting with students

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. AL.com published an article titled Alabama teacher Ashley Parkins Pruitt indicted on charges of having sexual activity, sexting with students.

The grand jury issued the indictments against Pruitt Jan. 29, but the documents were just made available this morning.

She was indicted on five counts: two counts of providing pornography to a minor, two counts of sex act with a student, one count of sex contact with a student. Pruitt was placed on leave from her job at Appalachian High School during the investigation.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Bill would make cyber-bullying criminal act in AL

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An Alabama state senator wants to charge students with a crime if they’re caught cyber-bullying. State Senator Arthur Orr is sponsoring Senate Bill 104. The legislation also requires teachers and other school employees to report any cyber-bullying they’re aware of.

According to SB 104, if you’re caught cyber-bullying, then you could face a Class-C misdemeanor.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Probation revocation sought for child porn suspect

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The Dothan Eagle published an article titled Probation revocation sought for child porn suspect.

An alias warrant for arrest has been issued against a former Dothan firefighter after police recently arrested him on child solicitation and porn charges.

Court records show Houston County Circuit Court Judge Brad Mendheim issued an alias warrant for the arrest of 45-year-old Clarence Ray Griffith III in connection to a probation violation for methamphetamine making and possession convictions in his court.

Source: Dothan Eagle