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Alabaster man charged with sexual abuse of child

Published 12:34pm Monday, October 21, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

An Alabaster man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $30,000 bond after he was indicted on charges of sexually abusing a child younger than 12.


Antonio Valdez-Garcia, 26, was booked into the county jail on Oct. 20 on one felony charge of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12. Valdez-Garcia was arrested by the Alabaster Police Department on Oct. 20, four days after he was indicted on the charge by a Shelby County grand jury, according to court records.

According to court documents, Valdez-Garcia allegedly “did on or about between April 16, 2013 through April 29, 2013, intentionally subject to sexual contact another person … who was less than 12 years of age.”

As of Oct. 21, no court date was listed for Valdez-Garcia.

According to Alabama law, sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 is a Class B felony. If convicted of the crime, Valdez-Garcia could face between two-20 years in prison.

  • carolineredbrook

    Accused pedophiles like Valdez-Garcia, Sylvain Kustyan, Jerry Sandusky, etc. must be apprehended before they have years to continue to destroy young lives. Sandusky and Valdez-Garcia are now safely behind bars. But unfortunately, Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts each of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy, fled to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France, is now a fugitive from the law. Perpetrators condemn their victims to a lifetime of emotional and psychological trauma and often permanent physical ailments as well. Since the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% and since there is no effective treatment and no known cure, they and their enablers must be stopped ASAP!

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