The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

July 8, 2013

Man facing felony child sex abuse charge

By Jean Cole
jean@athensnews-courier.com

— A Lester man who reportedly admitted to inappropriately touching a 7-year-old girl is facing a felony sexual abuse charge in Limestone County, records show.

Sheriff’s Lt. Jay Stinnett arrested Michael Steven Campbell, 57, of 26266 Lester Road, last week on a charge of sexual abuse of a child under age 12.

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said the alleged victim told her mother that Campbell had touched her inappropriately. The mother took the child to the hospital, where authorities were called, the sheriff said. During questioning, Campbell admitted inappropriately touching the girl, Blakely said.

Campbell was released from the Limestone County Jail after posting bail of $50,000, records show.