From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
LEEDS — The Leeds Police Department said a man wanted on sex abuse charges turned himself in to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Joseph Edward Hill, 76, is charged with sexual abuse first degree and assault second degree. He was released from jail on a $20,000 bond.
According to court documents, in 2010, Hill was charged with aggravated stalking. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 months in the Community Corrections Program. At that time, he lived in Trussville. Four months after his sentencing, Hill was placed on unsupervised probation after requesting to do so in order to work as a truck driver.
On the 2019 charges, Hill is considered innocent until proven guilty.