Man arrested on child sex abuse charges


On September 19, 2018 at approximately 1 p.m., it was reported by a parent to the Atmore Police Department Investigative Division that a minor child had been sexually abused within in the city limits of Atmore.

Upon completion of the initial interview with the parent and the initial written report the Department of Human Resources were contacted per protocol.

The Department of Human Resources initiated their investigation and contacted Child Advocacy to conduct an interview with the child. The Department of Human Resources continues their investigation in conjunction with the Atmore Police Department Investigation Division.

Lenson Lee Bethea 54, of Atmore was arrested on November 9, 2018 for Sexual Abuse of A Child less than 12 Years Old and Enticing a Child For Immoral Purposes and was transported to Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton, Alabama, where he is currently being held.