Elderly man jailed on sex abuse charges
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A Marshall County man has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing two young girls.
Investigators said 79-year-old Robert Thomas Stanton of Guntersville was booked into the Marshall County ail on two counts of sex abuse of a child less than 12.
Boaz Police said the incidents involved a 10 and 11-year-old girl at a home in Boaz in February. According to police, Stanton inappropriately fondled the girls.
The arrest followed an indictment by a Marshall County grand jury. The indictments came to light after the girls told their parents.
Stanton is being held on $300,000 bond.
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