Teacher charged with sexually abusing 9-year-old child in St. Clair County


ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A teacher in St. Clair County has been charged with sexually abusing a girl in the school he taught at.

In June, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were contacted by the Margaret Police Department to look into allegations of sexual abuse of a 9-year-old child at North Valley Early Learning Center in Margaret. The center is a ministry of North Valley Church.

The suspect, Austin Blake Greenway, had been employed at North Valley as a teacher for the past two years. After an extensive investigation, the case was presented to a St. Clair County grand jury, resulting in an indictment for sexual abuse of a child under 12 years old, and school employee engaged in a sex act with a student under the age of 19.

Greenway, 19, turned himself in to the police on Tuesday. He has been booked and released on a $50,000 bond.

His next court date is Oct. 2.

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