Opelika attorney charged with sexual abuse of a child bonds out of jail

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - An Opelika attorney has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child.

According to Lee County authorities, 33-year-old Gabriel Smith is accused of an incident happening almost 15 years ago in 2003.

The victim first reported the incident on June 2017 and has since been under investigation.

The Opelika attorney was reportedly 18 at the time of the incident and the victim was 12 years old.

Smith bonded out of jail Friday on a $50,000 bond, but according to authorities, he could face additional charges.

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