November 26, 2020

Alabama man arrested on child sex abuse charges

Chad Dwayne Burke

Chad Dwayne Burke

(Franklin) — An Alabama man is facing charges in Heard County for alleged sexual abuse that took place over a year ago in Heard County.

According to a report by lead investigator Sgt. Lisa Perry of the Heard County Sheriff’s Office, Chad Dwayne Burke, 25, faces two counts of aggravated child molestation for two incidents of aggravated sodomy which allegedly occurred between June of 2013 and June of 2014.

Burke was a resident of Heard County at the time and the victim, a female relative of his former live-in girlfriend, was between 9-11 years old.

The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest at Burke’s place of employment on Wednesday and he was transported back to Heard County on Friday.

If convicted, Burke could face a minimum of 25 years in prison.


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