Sheriff Glenn Kimbrel and the Criminal Investigation Division of the Calhoun County Sheriffs Office announce the arrest of Charlie James Crenshaw of NW Watson Road in Altha.
Crenshaw is being charged with four counts of sexual battery on a person under the age of 12 and two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.
On December 31, an investigation began after a concerned parent notified the Sheriff’s Office that he believed his nine-year-old daughter had been the victim of sexual abuse. The victim disclosed to her father that she had been molested by a family friend that had been living in the residence throughout the year.
The father later discovered footage from an in-home security camera system that had captured his 43-year-old friend in the act back in March 2013. The suspect was brought in for questioning and subsequently admitted to sexually abusing the victim on numerous occasions.