GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) - A Walnut Grove man has been arrested and charged with the sexual abuse of a child.
Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, in a statement Wednesday to FOX6 News, said Billy Joe Baugh, 39, of Walnut Grove, had been arrested and charged with sodomy and sexual abuse of a child.
"Baugh has been charged with first degree sodomy and sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old," said investigator Carla Carroll in the statement. "Both are felonies."
Sheriff Entrekin said the victim was 8 years old when the incident happened in 2007 at a residence in Walnut Grove. The victim is now 10 years old.
Etowah County Sheriff's Office investigators became involved in the case after a neighbor called with a tip. The investigation is ongoing.
Baugh was being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.