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Athens man charged with alleged sexual abuse of a 9-year-old girl

Tyler Jerome Davenport (Image courtesy of the Athens Police Department)

Tyler Jerome Davenport (Image courtesy of the Athens Police Department)

ATHENS, Ala. – Athens police are investigating allegations of child molestation after receiving a sexual abuse complaint.

Tuesday night police received a complaint claiming that a 9-year-old girl was sexually abused.

Investigators arrested 18-year-old Tyler Jerome Davenport and have charged him with sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age.

Davenport is currently being held in the Limestone County Jail.

Athens police and the Department of Human Resources are continuing to investigate this case.