77-year-old man arrested, charged with sexual abuse in Tuscaloosa


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – Tuscaloosa police say a 77-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the sexual abuse of an 18-year-old woman.

Tuscaloosa police spokesman Sgt. Dale Phillips says Ira Williams was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

Authorities were called to Links Boulevard Tuesday night to investigate a report of a sexual assault. The victim told police she went to Williams’ apartment to buy cigarettes and Williams assaulted her.

He is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $10,000 bond.

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