- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says a Gadsden man arrested for suspected sexual abuse at a home for at-risk boys faces an additional charge after another victim came forward.

Investigators said Friday that 61-year-old Roy Dean Pruett was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse.

On Thursday, he was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and two counts of first-degree sodomy. All the charges are felonies.

Authorities say Pruett was a former employee at the Eagle Rock Boys Ranch.

Pruett was being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on a $300,000 bond. It wasn’t known whether he has an attorney.

The Eagle Rock Boys Ranch said in a statement that it has cooperated fully with the investigation.


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