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Colbert County Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

Kenneth Peters (Photo: Colbert County Sheriff's Office)

Kenneth Peters (Photo: Colbert County Sheriff's Office)

COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The Colbert County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case of sexual abuse involving a child under 12.

The man charged is Kenneth Wayne Peters.  The victim is 4 years old.

According to Sheriff Ronnie May, the girl told her mother in January that Peters touched her inappropriately.

Investigators questioned Peters in February.

The Department of Human Resources is involved in the case and has set up a safety plan, according to Sheriff May.

Sheriff May says Peters told investigators he has a blood disorder that may have caused him to do this.

Peters was arrested this week.  He is being held on $150,000 bond.