A Madison Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after sex abuse allegations.
Limestone County Sheriff's Office received allegations of possible misconduct between Madison Police officer William Watson and one of his family members.
Madison Police said Watson will be charged with first degree sexual abuse and booked into the Limestone County Jail.
Madison Police Department is conducting an investigation. Watson will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of the internal inquiry.
Late Wednesday night, Watson's home on Burgreen Road was damaged by a fire. The cause of the fire is unknown. No one was at home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.
According to authorities, Watson is in Huntsville Hospital for an undisclosed reason and he will be arrested as soon as he is released.
Neighbors who live along Burgreen Road said Watson was a good neighbor and the allegations against him are shocking.
Officials with the Limestone Sheriff's Office said they will release more information on the case Friday morning.
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