Couple facing more than a dozen additional sex charges

Couple facing more than a dozen additional sex charges
Ozark residents John Bright and Tiffany Hughes are facing multiple child sex charges. (Source: Dale County Sheriff's Office)

OZARK, Ala. (WSFA) - The Dale County Sheriff’s Office says additional charges have been filed against a couple accused of abusing a child under 12.

John Bright, 49, and Tiffany Hughes, 32, are additionally charged with one count of possession of child pornography/obscene matter, 11 counts of parents or guardians permitting children to engage in the production of obscene matter and one count of enticing a child for immoral purposes, deputies said.

Investigators said Bright is also charged with one count of human trafficking in the first degree.

In September, Bright was charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, sexual abuse of a child less than 12, and electronic solicitation of a child, according to authorities. Hughes was charged with first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.

Authorities expect to file more charges.

According to deputies, on Sept. 17, they received allegations of sexual abuse involving a child under the age 12 from a source in Ozark.

Both are being held at the Dale County Jail. Bright’s bail is set at $1.1 million. Hughes' bail is set over $1 million.

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