Brent, Alabama Man Arrested for Extensive History of Child Molestation
A Bibb County man who investigators believe may have committed up to 100 instances of sex crimes is behind bars after he was reportedly caught touching a young girl last week.
Kenneth Shane Duncan, 20, was arrested by Brent Police on June 15 and charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child Less than 12. He is being held in the Bibb County Jail on a $1 million bond.
According to a Monday Facebook post from BPD, Duncan was captured on surveillance camera at his parents' thrift store, Duncan Treasures, walking up to a vehicle in which a young child was sitting. The child's mother was in the store at the time.
According to the post, when the mother returned, her daughter said that Duncan "touched her in her private area." The mother immediately took the child to the Brent Police Department.
Officers launched an investigation, and ultimately the Bibb County Sheriff's Department, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the Joint Electronic Crime Task Force, Bibb County DHR and the Central Alabama Regional Child Advocacy Center all assisted in this case.
Investigators now believe Duncan has raped, sodomized and sexually abused multiple other victims in several Alabama cities, including in nearby Hale, Tuscaloosa and Jefferson Counties.
"It is estimated that Mr. Kenneth Duncan could have close to 100 counts of sex-related crimes once the investigation is concluded, including Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking, Rape, and Sodomy," the post read.
Two more arrests have already been made in this case. After completing more interviews on June 21, probable cause led investigators to arrest Brent natives Jeremy Shane Duncan and Jerrie Michell Duncan, both relatives of the suspect.
Brent Police reported that both have been charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, Child Abuse and Child Endangerment, and are in the Bibb County Jail with a $162,000 bond each.
If you have any information about any more possible victims related to this case, contact Brent Police Department at 205-926-4647.
To see the full post from Brent Police, check it out below:
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