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 Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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