Related News: State Supreme Court reinstates Mobile man’s child rape conviction, life prison sentence

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The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday reversed an appeals court decision and reinstated the conviction and life sentence of a man found guilty of raping a young relative.

The decision, which came on an 8-1 vote, means that Rickey Cleston Woods, 54, will resume a sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Man pleads guilty to sex charges

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The county’s cold case task force earned its first conviction Friday, and in doing so, cleared two child sex abuse cases.

District Attorney Walt Merrell said the conviction of 62-year-old David Ozie Griggs of Andalusia came after the office discovered Griggs’ tie with a case from 2009.

“This case came to our attention when Chief Assistant District Attorney Grace Jeter discovered an unsolved sexual abuse case that Griggs was connected to while she was preparing a case for trial in another matter involving Griggs,” Merrell said.

Source: Andalusia Star News