Lamar County man sentenced to 17 years for sex abuse

Trial Gavel Sentence

A man from Lamar County has 17 years in prison ahead of him after being sentenced on charges of sexually abusing a child.

Byron Keith McCalpin, 51, was reported by the victim in March 2020, and a grand jury indicted him in May of that year.

On Monday, McCalpin pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 17 years in prison. He will not be eligible for parole or good time credit because of the nature of the charges against him. When he’s released, he’ll be placed on the sex offenders’ registry.

“The Sulligent Police Department and the (Department of Human Resources) workers who investigated this case were determined to bring this predator to justice,” said 24th District Attorney Andy Hamlin. “They conducted a sensitive investigation to find out what happened. They built a really good case which led to this conviction without the child having to relive this event in court during a trial.”

Sexual abuse of a child is a Class B Felony in Alabama and is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison.

Categories: Crime