Mom records man confessing to fondling child

Mom records man confessing to fondling child

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - A Tennessee man is being held behind bars in Athens after police say a woman recorded him confessing to fondling a 12-year-old girl.

Jimmy Lee Clay will be making his first court appearance in this case early next week.

Our news partners at the Decatur Daily report the 20-year-old from Waynesboro Tennessee apparently admitted to the girl's mother after she confronted him that he'd fondled the girl's breasts and "thought about having sex with her" while she was sleeping.

A confession the mother recorded using a cell phone. Court documents say the incident happened during the first week of August when Clay was staying with relatives in Athens when family members noticed some suspicious activity between him and the girl.

Right now Clay is charged with felony sexual abuse and his bond is set at $15,000

At this moment he's still in Limestone County jail.

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