Sex Crime

A Russell County Sheriff's Deputy has been arrested in Dothan for a cyber-sex crime involving a juvenile.

The Russell County Sheriff's Department is headquartered in Phenix City, about 90 miles Northeast of Dothan on the Georgia line.

Sheriff Lamar Glover praised the parents of a 15-year-old Houston County girl who kept track of her activities on their computer, and contacted authorities when they became suspicious.

Forty-nine-year-old Joseph Bundrick was arrested at a Dothan restaurant after he thought he had set up a meeting with the young victim.

The suspect is a 25-year veteran of law enforcement who spent time with the Atlanta Police Department and the Atlanta Juvenile Justice System.

Glover said some of the e-mails and messages intercepted by investigators were graphic in nature and left no doubt of Bundrick's intentions.

Prosecutors said the suspect is a threat to himself now because he was recently divorced and since his arrest he's been fired from his job as a deputy. He's also been evicted from his apartment.

Bundrick's bond has been set at $250,000. If convicted, he could get up to 20 years behind bars.

There are a few safeguards parents can take to help prevent Internet crimes against your child.

  • Never assume anything.

  • The computer should be placed in an area that makes monitoring easy for you.

  • Let your child know they should never give their name to anyone online.

  • They should never give your address, e-mail address or phone number.

  • Never send or receive pictures, or meet with anyone in a public or private place.

  • For more information on preventing Internet crimes against children, visit the safeguarding our children Web site,