Dale County couple faces child sex charges

Investigation ongoing and additional charges are expected, according to investigators

Dale County couple faces child sex charges
Ozark residents John Bright and Tiffany Hughes are facing multiple child sex charges. (Source: Dale County Sheriff's Office)

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - An Ozark couple faces multiple sex charges involving the alleged abuse of a child under 12.

John Bright, 49, is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse of a child less than 12, and electronic solicitation of a child.

Tiffany Hughes, 32, has been charged with first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.

“On Thursday, September 17th , the Dale County Sheriff’s Office received allegations of sexual abuse involving a minor child under the age 12 from a source in Ozark," Chief Deputy Mason Bynum said in a statement. "Investigators immediately acted on the information and subsequently we have executed multiple search warrants, both physically and electronically.”

Specifics of the case have not been released due to their sensitive nature but additional charges are anticipated, Bynum said.

The State Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation are assisting in the case.

Bright and Hughes are described as an unmarried couple.

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