Former officer charged with sex crimes against student

Child Sex Abuse
Lee Carrell Perry

Former Jackson County school resource officer charged with sex crimes against student

Jackson County, AL – March 25 2015,  A former student of a Jackson County School is pursuing sex crime charges against a former Jackson County sheriff’s deputy who was stationed at her school more than a decade ago.

Lee Carrell Perry (Jackson County Jail)

The charges are against Lee Carrell Perry, who was a school resource officer at Skyline School in 2003 and 2004. The student says she and Perry were involved sexually during that time. She said it started when she was 13 years old.

Jackson County Sheriff Chuck Phillips said an investigation was opened back then, but the victim and her family did not pursue charges. He said Perry resigned then in the midst of the investigation.

Now an adult, the former student has come forward with charges. A Jackson County grand jury heard the evidence and indicted Perry on nine counts of sexual offenses on March 12. The charges include statutory rape, second-degree sodomy, enticing a child for immoral purposes and sexual contact without consent.

Perry was arrested on Sunday. He bonded out of the Jackson County Jail on $65,000 on Monday.

Phillips said Perry didn’t work the sheriff’s office long, He started in 2003 and resigned the following year after the investigation started.

A school representative could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.

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