Man charged with sexual abuse of teen released from jail

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

A 49-year-old Alabaster man who has been charged with allegedly sexually abusing a teen victim has been released from the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $95,000, and is scheduled to appear in court again on July 23.

Moore

Moore

James Harrison Moore II, who lists an address in the 200 block of Wilderness Lane in Alabaster, was released from jail after posting bonds on June 27, which was four days after he was arrested by the Alabaster Police Department and charged with two felony counts of first-degree sodomy and one felony count of first-degree sexual abuse.

Moore’s arrest came after a member of the victim’s family told police Moore allegedly sexually abused the teenage victim over the “last couple of years,” Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney said previously.

Because the victim is a juvenile, Rigney said he was unable to release many details about the crime.

First-degree sodomy is a Class A felony, and first-degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony. Class A felonies carry prison sentences of up to 99 years, and Class C felonies carry sentences of up to 10 years.

According to court documents, Moore is scheduled to appear at the Shelby County Courthouse for a hearing in front of Shelby County Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves at 8:30 a.m. on July 23.