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Opelika man charged in sexual assault of mentally disabled victim

Ervin Lamar Birmingham, Sr. is charged with first-degree sexual abuse.
Ervin Lamar Birmingham, Sr. is charged with first-degree sexual abuse.(Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 23, 2022 at 3:02 PM EDT
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LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - An Opelika man has been identified as a suspect in connection to the sexual assault of a mentally disabled victim, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say the arrest of 66-year-old Ervin Lamar Birmingham, Sr. stems from an investigation that began on April 8. He is charged with first-degree sexual abuse.

Birmingham was arrested Friday and later released on a $25,000 bond.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Central Alabama Crime Stoppers at 334-215-STOP (7867).

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