Daphne man accused of raping child under 6

Baldwin County

UPDATE: News 5 has learned rape charges against Eric Sweeting of Daphne involve alleged sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 6.

According to the Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office, a warrant was signed for Sweeting’s arrest after the allegations were made. He is also charged with Child Sex Abuse which involves sexual contact with a child under the age of 12. Assistant District Attorney Kristi Hagood says there are two charges against Sweeting but only one victim.

He turned himself in to authorities earlier this week.  He is expected to have a bond hearing later this afternoon. The investigation into the allegations is continuing.

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — A Daphne man is sitting in the Baldwin County Jail.  Eric Sweeting, 47, has been charged with first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child under 12.  

Jail records say he turned himself in Tuesday morning.  The log says he has a Daphne address but an official with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating.  They declined to release more information when we reached out to the BCSO Monday night.  Sweeting is being held without bond.  


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