Published on:

Alabama Man Pleads Not Guilty to Child Sex Abuse Charges

A man who was accused of sexually abusing an underage girl last July pleaded not guilty to the allegations, and he has been scheduled to appear in court to fight against the charges on July 16.

Early last summer the mother of a young girl notified the Alabaster Police Department and reported that she believed her daughter, who is between 12 and 16 years old, had been the victim of a sexual assault.

An investigation into the claim was opened and the authorities believe that the suspect responsible for the alleged assault is 35-year-old Alabaster resident Jeremy Douglas Loper. They reportedly discovered evidence of a minor who was subject to solicitation through electronic means, which led to a sexual encounter that took place on June 24 between Loper and the girl.

Loper was taken into custody on July 21, 2017, and booked into the Shelby County Jail. He was charged with one felony count of electronic solicitation of a child, and one misdemeanor count of second-degree child abuse. Loper was released later that day after posting $35,000 bail.

On May 14, Loper appeared before a Circuit Court Judge and pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Loper is scheduled for his next court appearance at the Shelby County Circuit Court on July 16. If he is found guilty of the charges he could face a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a sex crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

Contact Information