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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Smith guilty of abusing boys

Brewton man avoids trial; pleads guilty to sexual abuse, sodomy and enticing young boys


June 20, 2019

Moments before a jury was scheduled to begin hearing testimony in two of multiple charges against a Brewton man accused of sex acts with young boys, the defendant withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty to five charges.

Following the guilty pleas, Circuit Judge Jeff White sentenced William Douglas Smith 58, to 20 years in prison as recommended in the plea agreement.

A jury had already been selected to try Smith Wednesday morning on two counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12. Smith stood before Judge White and pleaded guilty of one count of sexual abuse of a child unde...

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