Fort Payne man charged with sex abuse of a child

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) – A Fort Payne man has been charged with sexually abusing a minor.

42 year old Thomas Eric Lipham faces charges of  Sex Abuse of a Child Less Than Twelve and Sex Abuse 1st.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Wheldon says the investigation is ongoing.

“I would like to thank the DeKalb County Criminal Investigations Unit and DHR for their dedication and determination to keeping our children safe.  There is so much evil in the world we live in, but having people like you, that live to serve and protect, is truly a blessing.”

Categories: Crime, DeKalb County, Local News