Registered sex offender charged with sexual abuse, indecent exposure

By BRAD GASKINS / Staff Writer

CALERA – Calera police have charged a registered sex offender from Chilton County with first-degree sexual abuse and indecent exposure.

Johnny Alvin Rooks is being held at the Shelby County Jail on a bond of $30,000. He was booked Oct. 18.

Police arrested Rooks Oct. 15, a day after a Calera woman accused Rooks of exposing himself, fondling her breasts and ejaculating inside her home, Calera police Lt. Chuck Holcomb said.

Johnny Alvin Rooks

The alleged incident happened Oct. 14 at about 2:30 p.m. in a trailer park near 10th Street, Holcomb said.

Rooks’ residence at 6249 County Road 151 has a Calera address but is located in Chilton County, Holcomb said.

Rooks is on the sex offender registry for a previous incident of first-degree sexual abuse, according to the Chilton County Sheriff’s Office.