Bessemer man charged with sexual torture of child

Bessemer man charged with sexual torture of child
Christopher Deward James (Source: Jefferson County Jail)

JEFFERSON CO., Ala. (WBRC) - A Bessemer man is in jail charged with the sexual torture of a child.

Trussville Police officers confirm 36-year-old Christopher Deward James is charged with three counts of sexual torture, two in Trussville and one in Jefferson County, one count of sex abuse of a child less than 12 years old in Jefferson County, and one count of violating a court order on an aggravated stalking charge.

Sgt. Filetti said the incidents happened over a period of time from 2019 to 2020.

James is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $225,000.

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