A 61-year-old Brookwood man has been arrested for reportedly sodomizing a child years ago, investigators announced Friday.

 

The Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit investigates all assaults, sex crimes and homicides in Tuscaloosa County. Its commander, Captain Jack Kennedy, said an adult who said they were sexually assaulted as a child has been working with investigators to bring charges against their alleged abuser.

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There is no statute of limitations applied to sexual offenses against children, and Kennedy said officers were able to gather enough evidence to charge Clarence Albert Squires with two counts of first-degree sodomy.

Kennedy did not share additional details about the nature of the assault or exactly when it occurred.

Squires was booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his bond was set at $45,000.

Kennedy said sex offenders rarely limit themselves to one victim and asked anyone else who may have been abused by Squires to come forward and discuss their situation with police.

"It took a great deal of courage for this victim to come forward at this time," Kennedy said. "Due to the nature of the abuse and known proclivities of these types of offenders, we encourage anyone who may have been a victim of Squires to please contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (205) 464-8690."

Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more details as they are made available.

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