Birmingham, AL 12/04/2017
A 33-year-old Birmingham man has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child.
On August 4, 2017 deputies were called to a home in the Pinson Valley area to investigate a report of sexual abuse of a child. The female victim had come to her mother and reported that a family friend had been engaging in inappropriate sexual contact with her.
The case was investigated by sheriff’s detectives. On November 29, 2017, the suspect in the case contacted sheriff’s detectives through his attorney and agreed to turn himself in. On November 30, 2017, he turned himself in to detectives and was placed in the Jefferson County Jail to await formal charges.
On December 1, 2017 detectives presented the findings of the investigation to the District Attorney’s Office. Arrest warrant were issued formally charging 33-year-old Armando Torres Escobar with two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child Under 12 and one count of Sexual Abuse by Force.
Armando Escobar remains in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $150,000.