published Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

DeKalb County man arrested on sex offense

A DeKalb County, Ala., man has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a girl under 14 years old, authorities said.

Charles Ed Lowe, 51, of the Whiton community, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a news release.

He said a report was filed with the department a couple of weeks ago and that Lowe was interviewed and then arrested.

Lowe remains in jail on a $15,000 bond, Harris said.

The investigation is ongoing as other possible victims are being interviewed and additional charges against Lowe are possible, he said.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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