Gadsden Man arrested on sexual abuse charges

GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) – The Etowah County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a man on a sexual abuse charge.

50-year-old Timothy Derwood Williams has been charged with one count of first degree sexual abuse for an incident that allegedly occurred in 2008. The sheriff's department was informed on September 26th of this year by a family member. At the time, the victim was 12-year-old.

The sheriff's department says Williams is affiliated with two local Etowah County churches and there may be other victims. Sheriff Todd Entrekin says anyone whose children have had contact with Williams should call Investigator Carroll at 256-549-8132.

Williams is being held in the Etowah County Jail.

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