Cell Phone Video Lands Man In Jail

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HILLSBORO, Ala. (WHNT) – Lawrence County Sheriff says that the discovery of a cell phone video has landed 37-year-old Jonathan George Gillespie in jail on multiple sexual offenses.

Authorities say Gillespie’s family members turned over a cell phone to investigators with video footage of the illegal acts. The Sheriff said they worked closely with the Alabama Bureau of Investigations and the Child Advocacy Center, after receiving the video. They conducted interviews with the victim who is under the age of 12.

The Sheriff says Gillespie confessed to the cell phone video last week during a questioning.

Gillespie is charged with Sexual abuse of a Child Less than 12 years old, Sexual Abuse I, Sodomy I and Permitting a Child to Engage in Pornography. He was booked into the Lawrence County Jail with a bond set at $80,000.00.

Authorities say Gillespie was already registered as a sex offender from a case in 2007.

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