Woman Arrested for Rape of Child with Special Needs at University of Alabama Facility
A 29-year-old woman has been indicted on the second degree rape of a 15-year-old child with special needs during her time interning at a University of Alabama facility.
Captain Jack Kennedy, Commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said Tuesday that Nicole Hall was an intern at Brewer's Porch Children's Center, a facility at UA for children and adolescents with special needs. The victim was a child enrolled in a program at the facility.
The case was investigated by the Sexual Assault Section of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit. The VCU is made up of detectives from TPD, the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the Northport Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department. They investigate all unnatural deaths, homicides and most sex crimes in Tuscaloosa County.
Hall was indicted on second degree rape after the case was presented to a grand jury.
She was arrested on January 28 for second degree rape and using her position for for personal gain, an ethics violation. She has since posted bond.
In order to maintain privacy of the victim, no other details about their identity or the circumstances of the crime will be released.