Montevallo man charged with sexually abusing child

By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer

PELHAM— A Montevallo man is facing three felony counts of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12, after he was arrested by the Pelham Police Department July 7, according to Lt. Pat Cheatwood.

Jaramillo-Teodoro

Jaramillo-Teodoro

After an incident of alleged sexual abuse was reported to the Pelham Police, Cheatwood said 36-year-old Irwing Jaramillo-Teodoro became the focus of the investigation.

He said enough evidence was gathered to charge Jaramillo-Teodoro with three counts of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 years old.

According to court documents, the suspect allegedly inappropriately touched and photographed an under-aged victim multiple times between November 2015 and February 2016.

Cheatwood said this is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be filed in the future.

Jaramillo-Teodoro, who lists an address in the 100 block of County Road 1012 in Montevallo, is currently being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $90,000.

Sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 is a Class B felony, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

The suspect’s preliminary hearing was set for Aug. 11 at 8:30 a.m.