Man faces new sex charge

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, March 1, 2017

New allegations have emerged in the child sex abuse case against a Brewton man.

William Douglas Smith Sr., 56, was arrested earlier this month by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of sex abuse of a child less than 12 after allegations from two victims. Then, Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said evidence gathered during the children’s forensic interviews provided cause for Smith’s arrest and urged anyone with information in the case come forward. 

Smith Sr.

Tuesday, Brewton Police Department Lt. Brock Holt said at least one victim has come forward with new allegations.

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Holt said Smith was served Monday with a warrant for second-degree sodomy.

“Last week, after news broke in the case, a new allegation was brought to the Brewton Police Department,” Holt said. “This case stems from one juvenile victim from an incident that occurred inside Brewton city limits.”

Holt said, as before, the victim was taken for a forensic interview, which led to probable cause for an arrest.

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

The cases remain under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact one’s local law enforcement agency.