Huntsville police charge man with rape, sodomy

Huntsville police charge man with rape, sodomy

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville police arrested a man on sex crime charges Thursday morning.

Jerome Tonto Barnes, 55, is charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy.

Police said the arrest stems from a case last month but could not specify details because of the nature of the crime. A police spokesman said Barnes and the victim are acquaintances.

Police said this is not related to the recent sexual assaults reported at Alabama A&M University.

Barnes is being held in the Madison County Jail on a $60,000 bond, according to jail records.

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