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Clay Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Children

By Sheriff's Office | Posted in News

Birmingham, AL 06/29/2018

A 34-year-old Clay man has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of two young girls.

On June 25, the Sheriffs Office received a report that two children had been sexually abused by an adult male. The investigation determined the abuse occurred over a two year period.

The case was investigated by the Sheriff’s Youth Services Division. A search warrant was executed at the suspect’s home on June 26. He was taken into custody and questioned by detectives. During questioning, he admitted to abusing the children.

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Thomas Whitlock of Pinson, was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County Jail. Detectives obtained arrest warrants formally charging him with two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child Less than 12 Years Old, Sexual Abuse 1st Degree, and Sodomy 1st Degree. He remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $150,000.