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Man accused of trying to grab child in Scottsboro rec center bathroom

Joseph Hancock (Source: Scottsboro Police Department) Joseph Hancock (Source: Scottsboro Police Department)
SCOTTSBORO, AL (WAFF) -

Scottsboro police arrested and identified a suspect they say entered a women’s restroom at a local recreational facility.

40-year-old Joseph Andrew Hancock of Section was arrested in the 500 block of Center Street in Scottsboro on June 15.

Hancock was charged with attempted sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and booked into the Jackson County Jail.

Court records state he was trying to grab a little girl in the recreational complex bathroom. According to records, Hancock was in the bathroom sticking his hand through a shower curtain while rubbing the little girl's hand. He allegedly tried to grab at the victim, but didn't get to her, according to the document.

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