From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A Bessemer man is charged in connection to the sexual torture of a child under the age of 12, according to court documents.
A court affidavit states that Trussville Police and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants against Christopher Deward James, 36, of Bessemer.
The charges include three counts of sexual torture, two in Trussville and one in Jefferson County, one count of sex abuse of a child less than 12-years-old in Jefferson County, and one count of violating a court order on an aggravated stalking charge.
Jail records indicate the incidents happened over a period of time from 2019 to 2020.
James is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on bonds totaling $225,000. He is considered innocent until proven guilty.