Alabama sex offender charged with abusing teen

DALEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Dale County sheriff's investigators say a
registered sex offender grabbed and sexually abused a teenage girl
after she went to him to urge him to tie up his dog.

Dale County Chief Sheriff's Investigator Harvey Mathis says
45-year-old Michael Ray Clements of Daleville is charged with two
counts of sexual abuse.

Mathis says a girl under the age of 16 had gone to warn Clements
to tie up his dog because she had seen a dead dog nearby.

Mathis says Clements grabbed the girl and sexually abused her,
and that the girl broke loose and returned to her family's
residence.

Mathis says Clements was later arrested without incident.


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  • by jj on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:50 PM
    if the Law would punish these idiotic sex offenders instead of getting them off on a technicality. then maybe, they would have better since then to do the crime even if the law gets them off easy God wont unless they repent from their sins. The Bible say s it is better to hang a mill stone around one's neck then to harm a child. they will get their due Justice. one way or the other.
  • by JW Location: Dothan on Apr 25, 2010 at 07:37 AM
    They shouldn't allow these criminals back on the streets! They should be shot after they're convicted to protect society. Our judicial system makes it so easy for these jerks to live a normal life. They get like what, 4 years for taking the innocence from children and then are introduced back into society. This ticks me off that they are allowed to move into our neighborhoods where our children are. I look online and see where they live, one of them steps foot into MY yard and they'll never find their body. You can't rely on the law to protect your family.
  • by heather Location: dothan on Apr 24, 2010 at 05:12 PM
    they need to send him off for life!!!! my daughters father just recieved 3 consecutive life sentence for rape sodomy and sexual assualt these type of people take innocence away from children and they need a harsher punishment if i had something to do with it
  • by wanda harrell Location: geneva,al on Apr 22, 2010 at 05:25 PM
    this man was my kids dad & 10 years ago he went to prison for doing this to our youngest.this turned my familys world upside down causing nightmares- - !!!i dont understand why he still walkes the streets!how many more little kids will it take before they put him where he cant hurt more!!!!!!!!!!!!!my daughter was only 5 years old.they got him for this in geneva & dale co.my heart goes out to this family!!please post these monsters photos every where warning the public because alot of people wasnt even aware he done this but i try to make it known for other kids sake
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