Minister Sex Charge

The minister of a Wetumpka church is in jail today charged with sexually abusing two young girls.

Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said 38-year-old Garett Albert Dykes is charged with three counts of sexual abuse, three counts of production of obscene matter of someone under 17 and one count of sodomy.

Franklin said Dykes admitted he had inappropriate contact with the two girls under the age of ten.

He said a parent of one of the girls contacted his office about the alleged abuse.

Dykes is in the Elmore County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bond.

Additional charges could be filed.