Two men face charges of sexual abuse of a child

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DeKalb County
DeKalb County

HENAGAR, Alabama (WDEF) — Two men from Henagar, Alabama face charges of sexual abuse of a child.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation last week.

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James Perego was arrested at his home on County Road 723.

James Perego. PHOTO: DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

He’s facing 4 counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12.

He’s also accused of sodomy in the 2nd degree.

James Lee Britton, Jr. was arrested at his residence on Mississippi Street.

James Britton Jr PHOTO: DEKALB COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

He is charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12, and resisting arrest.

In a release, Dekalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris says, “It is always tough working a case when children are involved.  I am proud of our investigators in their hard work and the level of integrity is takes dealing with cases like this.”

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