Chelsea man charged with rape, sexual abuse

By STEPHANIE BRUMFIELD / Staff Writer

Thomas Marshall Jensen of Chelsea was arrested and booked by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office July 23 on charges of second-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and sex offender registration violations.

Jensen was arrested in Columbiana and is being held on bonds totaling $51,000.

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Thomas Marshall Jensen

Capt. Ken Burchfield with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said the case involves a juvenile victim and a registered sex offender.

“This was not an abduction but rather the victim knew the offender,” Burchfield said in an emailed statement.

Due to the sensitivity of the case, Burchfield said he could not release any more information.