Athens man appears in court after sexual abuse arrest
ATHENS, Ala. (WAFF) - An Athens man facing sexual abuse and human trafficking charges will have his case heard by a grand jury.
Chas Stiles, 77, was arrested on Monday after Limestone County authorities responded to a reported sexual assault on Snake Road. After interviewing him at the Limestone County Detention Center, deputies charged him with Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking, Sodomy, and Enticing a Child for Immoral Purpose.
Stiles was in court Thursday for an Aniah’s Law hearing and a preliminary hearing. Judge R. Gray West found probable cause and bound the case to a grand jury. Stiles was booked without bond.
During Thursday’s court proceedings, prosecutors said Stiles knew his alleged victim, a teenage male, and paid the teen to perform sex acts on him.
In a recorded interview with investigators that was played in court as evidence, Stiles claimed that the teenager wanted to perform sex acts on him and get paid for it.
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