Ozark counselor arrested on child sex crimes
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - An Ozark counselor faces several charges including the electronic solicitation of a child.
Ozark police arrested 59-year-old James C. Abshire Jr. of Newton for possession with intent to disseminate child pornography, attempted electronic solicitation of a child and second degree receiving stolen property.
Abshire is a counselor at Arch Counseling in Ozark. Police complaints were filed against him for inappropriately touching an underage child in October.
When investigators issued a search warrant on his home investigators found child pornography on at least one computer device and a stolen firearm.
He was booked into the Dale County Jail on a $50,000 bond but has since been released.
UPDATE - Abshire is no longer employed with Arch Counseling.
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