Centre man arrested for sex crimes against a child


CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A Centre man was arrested on Friday for sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age, according to a release from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. 

57-year-old Douglas F. Goffaux was charged with sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age, three counts of second-degree sodomy, and four counts of second-degree sexual abuse. According to Sheriff Jeff Shaver, the investigation into Goffaux stemmed from allegations of illegal activity from 2013-2018. 

Goffaux was arrested in April for one count of sodomy relating to this case. He is being held in the Cherokee County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. 

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