Charges: Firefighter sexually assaulted woman in wheelchair several times

Booking photo from Houston County Jail.
Booking photo from Houston County Jail.(WTVY News 4)
Published: Oct. 19, 2019 at 10:17 AM CDT
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A Dothan man faces charges that he sexually assaulted a woman confined to a wheelchair.

50-year old Steven Hallford is charged with two counts of rape and four counts of sodomy by force

In a statement, Dothan police said the woman reported the crimes to officers who responded to a medical call at Pointe South Mobile Home Park in Dothan.

That statement does not reveal who lives in that home.

The victim told officers she had been sexually assaulted over a period of one year.

Hallford worked as a Slocomb firefighter and paramedic until he resigned Friday, according to with knowledge of the case.

(This story updated at 12:45 p.m. to reflect Hallford worked as a firefighter.)