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Man, 23, sentenced for sexual abuse

Published 3:23pm Monday, December 2, 2013

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

A 23-year-old man who was arrested by the Alabaster Police Department in 2012 and charged with first-degree sexual abuse was sentenced to one year in prison and must register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty to the crime in October.

Lopez
Lopez

Alabaster police arrested Raul Quintero Lopez on Nov. 22, 2012 and charged him with one count of first-degree sexual abuse. According to Lopez’ arrest warrant, he subjected his victim “to sexual contact by forcible compulsion” on Oct. 19, 2012.

After Lopez pleaded guilty to the charge, Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves in early October 2013 sentenced Lopez to 10 years in prison, but split the sentence to one year in the Alabama Penitentiary followed by five years of unsupervised probation.

Lopez received 314 days of jail credit, as he remained incarcerated at the Shelby County Jail from the day he was arrested until he was sentenced.

Reeves ordered Lopez to avoid contact with the victim and to complete the Sex Offender Intervention Program after he is released from prison. After his release, Lopez also must pass random drug and alcohol screens while he is on probation and must register as a sex offender.

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