Alabaster man charged with sexual abuse of child
By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor
A 37-year-old Alabaster man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on a $30,000 bond after he was arrested on Aug. 11 and charged with sexually abusing a child.
The Alabaster Police Department arrested Roberto Grimaldo Villalobos and charged him with one felony count of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 after the victim’s mother reported her child had been molested by the suspect.
Because the case involved a juvenile victim, Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney said he could release few details about the incident.
“The case is still under investigation, but at this time we don’t think there will be any other victims,” Rigney said.
According to Alabama law, a person “commits the crime of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old if he or she, being 16 years old or older, subjects another person who is less than 12 years old to sexual contact.”
Sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 is a Class B felony. If convicted of the crime Villalobos could face between two-20 years in prison.
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