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Decatur Man Charged With Sexual Abuse of Child

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John Paul David Puckett, Jr. (Photo: Decatur Police Dept.)

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Decatur man is charged with sexual abuse of a child.  The victim is 4 years old.

Police say they received a call about this on Monday, January 28.  The child’s mother spoke with investigators and said her daughter had been sexually abused by a man, identified as John Paul David Puckett.Police said the incident happened at a location off 19th Avenue SE.

Police found Puckett and took him in for questioning, and then charged him.  He was booked in the Decatur City Jail, and will be transferred to the Morgan County Jail.Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson has set Puckett’s bond at $30,000.