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: Dothan police, FBI searching for sexual predator who kidnaps children

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Dothan police, FBI searching for sexual predator who kidnaps children.

Multiple agencies, including the Dothan Police Department, Houston County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI, are looking for a suspect accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two girls and attempting to kidnap a third at Dothan area mobile home parks. The three cases have happened over the last two and a half months.

Authorities started their investigation on Sept. 6 when a young girl sleeping in her bed was abducted from her home in the Garden Estates Trailer Park on Hodgesville Road. The male suspect took the child to an unknown location, sexually assaulted her and then returned her to her home.

Source: WSFA