Related News: Former Midland City Police Officer Sentenced in Child Sex Abuse Case

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A former Midland City police officer has been sentenced in a child sex abuse case.

The Opelika-Auburn News reports 39-year-old Christopher Allen Ford was convicted of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.

Source: WTVY

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.

Source: Andalusia Star News

Related News: Carl Philip Herold’s lawyer wants out of Huntsville child sex abuse case

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Carl Philip Herold could be looking for a new lawyer in his multi-count child sex abuse case after his attorney filed notice seeking to leave the case.

Madison County Circuit Judge Chris Comer has set a hearing for Thursday on the issue.

Herold’s Birmingham-based attorney Steven Eversole was hired after Herold’s November arrest.

Eversole filed notice seeking to withdraw as Herold’s attorney and noted that his appearance was only for district court — the case is now in circuit court. The filing argues he has fulfilled his contractual obligations to Herold.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Former music and youth minister in Sheffield charged with sex abuse of a youth

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Oliver Brazelle, 79, the former music director at the First United Methodist Church in Sheffield, was arrested Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, and charged with second-degree sexual abuse and one-count of second-degree sodomy, according to officials in Lauderdale County.

Brazelle had been barred in 2003 from directing youth choirs by the Methodist bishop for North Alabama, according to records released during the investigation by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, because of allegations of inappropriate relationships with young people alleged to have occurred in the 1970s. When the Sheffield police opened an investigation in July 2012, Brazelle admitted to church officials that he had had an inappropriate relationship with a youth in the past. Church officials fired Brazelle on July 27, 2012.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Muscle Shoals children’s minister charged with child sex abuse once worked at juvenile detention center

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A youth pastor arrested Tuesday on 35 counts of child pornography and sex abuse has been on the staff of Highland Park Baptist for 16 years and formerly served as a juvenile detention officer in Tuscumbia.

Jeff Eddie, who was charged with two counts of child pornography, 31 counts of second-degree sodomy, and three counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12, lists the Tennessee Valley Juvenile Detention Facility as a former employer on his webpage.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Investigation busts online sex abuse ring targeting children in Philippines

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Investigators have busted an international pedophile ring that charged people money to watch live online broadcasts of Filipino children being sexually abused, authorities said.

Under way since 2012, the operation has resulted in the arrest of 29 people, 11 of them from the group in the Philippines that facilitated the abuse, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said in a statement Wednesday.

Some of the people who arranged for the abuse, which was filmed on webcams, were from the children’s own families, it said.

Source: CNN

Related News: Burglar finds child sex abuse on tapes he took, so he points out suspect, police say

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If you doubt there’s an unwritten code of honor among criminals — governing certain behavior that’s just not permitted — consider this:

Police say a burglar in southern Spain who stole an old Super 8 camera and tapes from a home discovered to his horror the graphic video content of a man sexually abusing boys.

The burglar put three tapes in a brown envelope, hid them under a parked car, and then called police from a public phone, directing them to go find it.

Source: CNN