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Trussville veterinarian arrested on charges of sexual abuse

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports

A former Gardendale and current Trussville veterinarian, Thomas Hughes Fuqua, 67, was arrested by Gardendale Police and charged with sexual abuse in the first degree on Dec. 28, according to court documents.

Court documents also show that the charges are related to an event that is alleged to have occurred on March 19, 2018, when Fuqua is alleged to have used “forcible compulsion” to “subject the (victim) to sexual contact.”

Fuqua was employed at a Gardendale veterinarian clinic but left shortly before Thanksgiving, according to an employee at his former place of work.  Sources have confirmed that Fuqua is currently working as a veterinarian in Trussville.

Fuqua was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on Dec. 28, but according to court records, was released on the same date.  His bond amount is listed as $15,000.

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