AL man charged with rape of 9-year-old girl

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF)- A man is accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl in Florence.

Police arrested 39-year-old Harry Lee Jackson at his home on Hermitage Drive Friday morning.

Florence police said the victim is a family acquaintance and the abuse was discovered after the girl was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease.

Police have charged Jackson with first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12, which are both felonies.

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