Man Charged with Sexual Abuse in Athens

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Marcos Cortez (Photo: Athens Police Dept.)
Marcos Cortez (Photo: Athens Police Dept.)

ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – Police say a man is charged with sexual abuse following an incident involving a 13-year-old girl.

Athens Police arrested Marcos Cortez on Wednesday night and charged him with second-degree sexual abuse. He is accused of subjecting the girl to inappropriate contact.

Police say the incident happened on 4th Avenue in Athens.  The girl’s mother called police and asked to talk with an officer.  The girl said Cortez, an acquaintance, touched her in inappropriate places.

The Athens/Limestone Children’s Advocacy Center helped with the investigation.  Cortez was arrested and released on $1,000 bond.

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