Man jailed for sex with a child

Pugh could face possible life without sentence on charges he sodomized 4 or 5 year old

A Brewton man is being held on $500,000 bond after being arrested on sodomy and sex abuse charges on a child prosecutors said was 4 or 5 years old at the time.

Brandon Pugh, 26, 1066 McGougin Road, could face a sentence of life without the possibility of parole due to the age of the victim. He was charged with sodomy I and sex abuse of a child under the age of 12.

During a bond hearing Monday, Assistant District Attorney Todd Stearns told District Judge Eric Coale that Pugh had an extensive criminal record that included arson and animal cruelty convictions. He also said Pugh was out on bond at...