Related News: 2nd woman charged with sodomy, rape

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An Opp woman is behind bars after she allegedly had sexual contact with a minor under the age of 16.

Opp Police Assistant Chief Kevin Chance said Tuesday that the OPD launched an investigation on Jan. 26, after it was reported that a 30-year-old female was having sexual contact with a minor under 16.

Chance said that upon an in depth investigation, investigators with the OPD arrested and charged Kristina L. Burroughs with rape II and sodomy II.

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Related News: Woman arrested for sodomy, rape

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An Opp woman was jailed Saturday for allegedly having sex with a minor child, providing illegal drugs to a minor child and using illegal drugs the presence of a minor child.

According to the Opp Police Department, Tiffany A. Blair, 35, was arrested after an in-depth investigation between the OPD and the 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force.

Blair was charged with four counts of chemical endangerment of a child, rape II and sodomy II.

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Related News: Man arrested for sex abuse

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An Opp man was arrested Thursday morning on charges of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

After an alert from the Department of Human Resources that something was happening to the victim, Opp Police Department investigators arrested 57-year-old Timmy Wayne Norris.

The incident happened within the city limits, and the victim was a young female with whom Norris was familiar, according to OPD Chief Mike McDonald.

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Related News: Man indicted for sex abuse

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An Opp man is back in jail on a bond of more than $2 million after being indicted by a grand jury on charges ranging from rape and sodomy to sexual abuse of a child.

Jerry Wayne Scofield, 59, of Opp, was taken into custody by Covington County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Paige Spivey Monday. Scofield was originally jailed in December, after an unrelated case revealed he allegedly sexually abused a female relative for years. Scofield’s December arrest came after a months-long investigation, CCSO officials said at the time.

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Related News: Supreme Court: Warrant needed for phone search

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The debate over whether or not police should be allowed to search the cell phones of people they arrest without first obtaining a warrant came to a close Wednesday when the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of privacy.

In the unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled police must indeed obtain warrants before searching the digital content of phones taken from suspects placed under arrest. The decision comes after the court heard two cases in which a suspect’s phone was searched, and delivered one ruling for both. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said the ruling is significant because of the sheer number of cell phones in use today.

“These cases require us to decide how the search incident to arrest doctrine applies to modern cell phones, which are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy,” Roberts wrote.

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Related News: Eiland receives split sentence in child porn case

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Former Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce Director Ashley Bostwick Eiland received a split sentence, including both prison time and probation, Thursday in front of Circuit Judge Ashley McKathan.

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Related News: Man faces charges for soliciting, obscene material

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A Rose Hill resident is facing charges in two counts of electronically soliciting a minor and transmitting obscene material after law enforcement officers from Covington and Henry counties arrested him Friday.

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