Two jailed for child sex abuse

Atmore man arrested for sexual abuse of a child under age of 12

An Atmore man was jailed on $250,000 bond for sexual abuse of a child following an investigation by the Atmore Police Department and the Escambia County Department of Human Resources.

Lenson Lee Bethea, 54, was arrested Friday and charged with sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and enticing a child for immoral purposes.

According to reports released by Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks, a parent reported the alleged abuse to police on Sept. 19, stating that a minor child had been sexually assaulted within the city limits of Atmore.

"Upon completion of the initial interview with the...

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