Ohio sex offender arrested in Alabama - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Ohio sex offender arrested in Alabama

Martin Emmitt Gormley (photo source Jefferson County Sheriff's Department) Martin Emmitt Gormley (photo source Jefferson County Sheriff's Department)

CENTER POINT, AL (WBRC) - A man wanted in Ohio for sexual abuse of a child was arrested Wednesday in Center Point.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, in a statement Thursday to FOX6 News, said Martin Emmitt Gormley, 44, was arrested by deputies in Carson Village.  Investigators said they arrested Gormley after their Sex Offender Unit received a tip and later learned a 13-year-old boy was living with him.  Gormley told investigators the boy was his nephew.

Gormley was wanted in the state of Ohio for sexual battery of a child less than 12.  Investigators said he has now been charged with failing to register as a sex offender and residing with a minor and will be charged for violation of the federal Adam Walsh Act.

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