From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A Bessemer man charged in connection to the sexual torture of a child under the age of 12 is back behind bars after having his bond revoked.
Christopher Deward James, 36, of Bessemer, was already charged with 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 was arrested in July on the charges and released from jail on Aug. 5 after posting $225,000 in bonds. His bond was revoked this week after Trussville Police said the victim’s family said he came back to their house, violating a condition of his bond.
The police report states that on Sunday, Oct. 11, the family notified police that James was at their front door. When police arrived, he told them, “My God wanted me here.” He was taken into custody by Trussville Police. Before arriving in the Trussville City Jail, James told the officer, “God is mad at us.”
He is now being held in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.