73-year-old Tanner man charged with sexually abusing 4-year-old relative

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Jimmy Messer (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Dept)

Jimmy Messer (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff’s Dept)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A 73-year-old Tanner man was arrested Thursday and charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old relative.

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said Jimmy Messer, 73, is charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old.

No further details were provided to protect the identity of the victim.