A Daleville man who was out of jail on bond for first-degree rape and sodomy was charged Thursday with the sodomy and sexual abuse of a three-year-old girl, according to authorities.
A press release from the Dale County Sheriff’s Office said Ashley Paul Norris, 30, of Daleville, was re-arrested Thursday and placed in the Dale County Jail under no bond.
Dale County Chief Sheriff’s Investigator Harvey Mathis said Norris was arrested by the Daleville Police Department on April 23 for rape and sodomy.
An investigation that surfaced after the girl reported abuse to another adult led to Norris’ second arrest, Mathis said.
“Once the new allegations surfaced, the Dale County Sheriff’s Office made this case a priority,” Mathis said. “Any case involving a child is a priority.“
Norris is expected to appear before a judge soon.