Hoover man indicted for sexually abusing child

COLUMBIANA – A 36-year-old Hoover man facing multiple felony charges related to sexual abuse of a child has been indicted by a grand jury.


Miguel Amo Cartagena-Salinas, who lists an address off Hampton Park Drive in Hoover, has been charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12, rape and first-degree sodomy.

The grand jury returned an indictment on June 20, and the record was made public on June 28.

Arraignment is set for Aug. 8, according to court records.

The Alabaster Police Department arrested Cartagena-Salinas in March 2016 after investigating claims of multiple years of sexual abuse against the suspect.

According to his arrest warrants, Cartagena-Salinas allegedly sexually abused a child younger than 12 multiple times between 2006 and 2011.

According to the indictment, Cartagena-Salinas allegedly committed another county of sexual abuse of a child younger under 12, rape and sodomy “on or about” July 2014 to August 2015.

The suspect is being held in the Shelby County Jail. His bond was set at $100,000.

In its bond recommendation form, the DA’s office said Cartagena-Salinas “is in this country illegally and has no ties to the community,” “is a flight risk” and is facing additional charges in Jefferson County.

Judge William H. Bostick III ordered the case bound over to a grand jury on April 6.

Sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 is a Class B felony, according to Alabama law, and is punishable by up to 20 years in prison per charge.