Albertville doctor charged in rape

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Bond has been set at $1 million for 63-year-old Michael Roy Sharpe, an Albertville pediatrician charged with raping a patient under the age of 16.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Department says investigators arrested the doctor Wednesday night in Birmingham. Charges against Sharpe include second-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and possession of child pornography.

He remained in the Marshall County jail on Thursday. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney.

Sheriff's officials said Sharpe operated Child Life Pediatrics on Alabama Highway 205 in Albertville.


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