Shoals man arrested on child sex abuse charges

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FLORENCE, Ala. – A three-month-long investigation leads to 67 charges against a shoals man. 24-year-old Christopher Joseph Boerckel was arrested Tuesday by officers and the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force.

Investigators say the charges Boerckel faces are believe to have happened in 2014, and involved a single victim. He’s charged with 67 counts of “obscene acts involving a minor under the age of 17.”

Investigators say additional electronic evidence is still being processed by state officials and believe additional charges are likely.

Boerckel is being held at the Lauderdale County Detention Center on bond totaling $345,000.