Woman arrested for alleged child sex abuse in Helena

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA–A 40-year-old woman has been arrested and remains in the Shelby County Jail on a charge of alleged sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

Moore

The Helena Police Department arrested Charlotte Delline Moore, who has several previous addresses in the Birmingham area, and charged her with one felony count of sexual abuse of a child younger that 12.

The alleged incident occurred on Wednesday, March 28, when the Helena Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Dublin Drive on a report of sexual abuse, according to a release from the department. Once on the scene, they were informed that a white female had approached a juvenile white male under the age of 12 and touched him inappropriately while conversing with him.

Helena Police officers began looking for the white female described and located Moore. Moore matched the description of the suspect and was identified as the person who committed the offense. Moore was arrested and placed in Helena City Jail to await transport to Shelby County Jail.

Moore remains in the Shelby County Jail with no current bond.

Sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 is a Class B felony and Moore could face up to 20 years in prison upon conviction.