Foster dad in child sex crime case extradited to Shoals

Foster dad in child sex crime case being extradited to Shoals
Updated: Jul. 14, 2018 at 12:46 AM CDT
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FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Daniel Spurgeon, the man indicted on hundreds of child sex abuse charges in Lauderdale County, was extradited from Florida on Friday.

Spurgeon and his wife, Jenise Spurgeon, are accused of multiple sex crimes against foster children who were in their care while they were in the Shoals.

In July 2016, Florence police were contacted by detectives with the Cape Coral Police Department following an incident that had occurred in their jurisdiction. Their investigation led detectives to believe that the abuse happened while the couple lived in the Florence area.


The Lauderdale County Detention Center confirmed he is charged with 43 counts of aggravated child abuse, five counts of domestic violence-strangulation, nine counts of first-degree human trafficking, four counts of first-degree rape, five counts of first-degree sodomy, three counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of sexual abuse with a child under the age of 12, and five counts of sexual torture.

Spurgeon is being held on $251,000 bond.

Jenise Spurgeon is scheduled to be in court on July 28. A court date for Daniel Spurgeon has yet to be set.

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