MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) — A Colbert County man who once volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Shoals has pleaded guilty to multiple sex crimes against children, just before his trial was due to begin this morning in Colbert County Circuit Court.
Chadmon Drew Wright, 42, admitted to sex crimes against four boys aged less than 17 at the time, as well as of possession of child pornography, according to Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange. He was sentenced to a total of 20 years for all the crimes, to run concurrently.
Wright pleaded guilty to one count of sodomy, one count of sexual abuse of a child aged less than 12, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of possession of child pornography, according to Strange. The crimes occurred between 2012 and 2013.
“I am thankful that this man’s crimes have been brought to an end with his conviction today and a long prison sentence,” said Attorney General Strange. “This case involves tragic and horrible betrayals of young children who were abused by someone who gained their trust and represented himself as a mentor.”
Strange said Wright, a social worker formerly employed by the Colbert County Department of Human Resources, met his first victim as a mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and subsequently gained legal custody of the child. Wright abused the child in his custody as well as using the boy to entice other child victims, according to Strange.
Attorney General Strange commended those involved in bringing this case to a conclusion, noting Assistant Attorneys General Ternisha Miles and John Hensley of his Criminal Trials Division and Special Agents of his Investigations Division. He also thanked the Cramer Children’s Advocacy Center in Florence, the Limestone County Department of Human Resources, the Sheffield Police Department, the Tuscumbia Police Department and the National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover.