Dale County couple faces child sex charges

Investigation ongoing and additional charges are expected, according to investigators
Handcuffs on desk
Handcuffs on desk(Source: WALB)
Published: Sep. 23, 2020 at 7:52 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2020 at 8:04 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -An Ozark couple faces multiple sex charges involving the alleged abuse of a child under 12.

49-year old John Bright is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse of a child less than 12, and electronic solicitation of a child.

32-year old Tiffany Hughes has been charged with first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.

“On Thursday, September 17th , the Dale County Sheriff’s Office received allegations of sexual abuse involving a minor child under the age 12 from a source in Ozark. Investigators immediately acted on the information and subsequently we have executed multiple search warrants both physically and electronically,” Chief Deputy Mason Bynum said in a statement.

Specifics of the case have not been released due to their sensitive nature but additional charges are anticipated, Bynum said.

The State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the case.

Bright and Hughes are described as an unmarried couple.

John Bright
John Bright(Dale County Jail)
Tiffany Hughes
Tiffany Hughes(Dale County Jail)