Atmore man jailed for sex with child

Simmons tells judge he's not guilty of charge

A 52-year old Atmore man was jailed on $200,000 bond on charges of rape II and sexual abuse II for an alleged sexual encounter with a 15-year old girl.

Vincent James Simmons, 169 Carver, Ave., appeared before District Judge Eric Coale last Thursday proclaiming his innocence.

"I've never been in trouble and I'm not guilty of this," Simmons told the judge.

According to court documents Simmons is accused of having intercourse with the underaged girl on or about Nov. 1, 2018.

Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said his office was originally contacted by the Escambia County Department of Human Resour...