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1 jailed for child sex abuse

A Brewton man is behind bars following allegations of child sex abuse.

Smith Sr.

Smith Sr.

William Douglas Smith Sr., 56, was arrested Tues., Feb. 14, for two counts of sex abuse of a child less than 12.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said the case stems from allegations from multiple victims.

“The alleged victims have been interviewed by a forensics interview and provided cause for an arrest,” Lambert said.

The case remains under investigation, and Lambert urged anyone with any information to contact the ECSO at 251.809.2154 or visit the website at escambiacountysheriffal.org.

Smith remains in the Escambia County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond.

 No other details were released in the case.