Dale County man convicted of sexually abusing child

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DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dale County man is now guilty of committing sex crimes against a child under the age of 12, according to Attorney General Steve Marshall.

Chad Burdette Gulledge, 48, was convicted Wednesday in the Dale County Circuit Court after four days of testimony and deliberation.

Gulledge reportedly “committed multiple sex acts against a young girl,” who testified with her family and friends about what happened to her.

“Sex crimes against children are particularly tragic because of the devastation they wreak upon the victims’ innocence and trust,” Marshall said. “It is vital that we take these violations seriously and punish those who commit these vile crimes.  By achieving this conviction, we have delivered an important measure of justice for this victim and sent a stern warning to others that this evil behavior will not be tolerated.”

In all, Gulledge is guilty of sexual abuse of a child under 12 (max of 20 years) and of enticing a child for sexual purposes (max of 10 years).

No date has been set for his sentencing.

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