Opelika attorney facing child sexual abuse charges appears in court

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - An Opelika attorney who is facing child sex abuse charges will head to court today.

33-year-old Gabriel Smith was arrested in early April after a woman came forward to police saying he had sexually abused her 15 years ago.

The victim was 12-years-old at the time and Smith was 18.

He will now face a Lee County judge to answer to that charge.

Smith has been out of jail on bond since his arrest.

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