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Athens man charged with sexual abuse involving two young girls

Rex Allen Locke (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

ATHENS, Ala. – An Athens man arrested October 12th charged with sex abuse of a child under 12, has been charged for the same offense with a different victim.

Rex Allen Locke, 48, is at the Limestone County Jail on a $50,000 bond for the first charge.

Bond for the second charge will be set at a later date.

According to Investigator Leslie Ramsey, after charging Locke for abusing a 5-year-old girl last week, an 8-year-old girl came forward with allegations.  Both children said Locke had fondled them.  Both offenses allegedly occurred at Locke’s residence on American Way in Athens.