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DeKalb County Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

Thomas Eric Lipham, 42, of DeKalb County, was charged with Sex Abuse of a Child Less than 12 years of age and first-degree sexual abuse on June 29th, according to a press release from DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden.


A DeKalb County man has been arrested on multiple child sexual abuse charges, according to authorities.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says 42-year-old Thomas Lipham of Fort Payne was arrested on Wednesday afternoon.

Lipham was charged with one count of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 and one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

According to the sheriff’s office, his bond was set at $265,000. He remains in the custody of the DCSO.

The DCSO says the investigation is ongoing.

We will update you when more details are available.

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