Man sentenced to probation for child sex abuse


By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 59-year-old Alabaster man will spend the next five years on probation and must register as a sex offender after he pleaded guilty on April 3 to sexually abusing a juvenile girl in the 1990s.


Glen Dwayne Naish, who lists an address in the 900 block of First Avenue West in Alabaster, pleaded guilty to one felony count of first-degree sexual abuse during a hearing in front of Circuit Court Judge William Bostick.

Naish originally was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but his sentence was split to five years of supervised probation. He also was ordered to avoid initiating contact with the victim in the case, and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

If Naish violates the requirements of his probation, his entire 10-year prison sentence could be reinstated.

The Alabaster Police Department arrested Naish in 2014 and charged him with the sexual abuse charge after he subjected the victim, who was between 10 and 13 years old at the time, to “sexual contact by forcible compulsion” between Jan. 1, 1990, and Jan. 1, 1993.

Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney previously said the victim, now an adult, came forward with information a few months before Naish’s arrest.

A Shelby County grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Naish during its October 2014 session, prompting Alabaster police to arrest him on Nov. 3, 2014. He was released from the Shelby County Jail the same day he was arrested after posting a $20,000 bond, and has remained out of jail since then.

Naish’s guilty plea came about a week-and-a-half before his trial was scheduled to begin in Shelby County Circuit Court.