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Florala Sexual Abuse

A Wiregrass federal employee and preacher are charged with a disturbing crime. A Florala postal worker is accused of sexually abusing of an elderly woman on his mail route.

Eighty-seven-year-old Bobby Tyson learned that her longtime postman was arrested for the sexual abuse of a friend.

Authorities say Jerry Hutcheson knocked on the victim's door to deliver a package, he then reportedly walked inside to her bedroom where he assaulted the 85-year-old woman.

Mrs. Tyson said he had made improper contact with her as well.

In the late 1990's, Hutcheson was the pastor of the Westside Baptist Church in the nearby town of Lockhart. Congregation members say the charges can't be true.

The 51-year-old suspect reportedly lives near Baker, Florida. He is now reportedly a pastor of a church in Northern Okaloosa County.

Due to the advanced age of the victim, authorities say it makes the case even more difficult.

Hutcheson has been released from the Covington County Jail on a $30,000 bond.


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