An Ozark man and woman have been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child.
John Bright, 49, and Tiffany Hughes, 32, are free on $180,000 and $150,000 bonds, respectively, arter their arrests Sept. 17, according to Dale County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mason Bynum.
Bynum said that Sept. 17 the DCSO’s office received allegations of sexual abuse involving a minor child under the age 12 from a source in Ozark.
“Investigators immediately acted on the information and subsequently we have executed multiple search warrants both physically and electronically,” Bynum said. “Forensic interviews have been conducted and based on evidence obtained so far we have charged John Bright with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse of a child less than 12 and electronic solicitation of a child. Tiffany Hughes has been charged with first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.
“This is an ongoing investigation and we plan to bring additional charges in the future as more evidence is collected,” Bynum said. “Both subjects were arrested and made bond today after their first appearance hearing. Due to the sensitive nature of these crimes no further information will be released. We are being assisted by the State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation.”