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Tuscaloosa man charged with rape, incest

Danny Williams. Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department Danny Williams. Source: Tuscaloosa Police Department
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Tuscaloosa police have accused a man of raping one of his relatives.

Police took Danny Williams into custody on the 4th of July and booked him into the Tuscaloosa County Jail.

Williams is charged with rape and incest. A police spokesman says the alleged victim is 14.

Because of the nature of the crime, they're not saying exactly how they're related. We're told the child and other relatives came forward in June. They claim Williams started sexually abusing the victim two years ago.

Investigators began interviewing family members and others until they found probable cause to charge Williams on Thursday.

"At this point, it'll go to a grand jury. A preliminary hearing will be set up, it'll go to a grand jury. And that's where they put all the information out. It'll be public record, obviously, the victim's name never will, being that they're a juvenile," Lt. Brad Mason with Tuscaloosa Police said.

The child was no longer in contact with Williams at the time they came forward.

He remains in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $45,000 dollars bond.

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