Mobile County

Mobile County deputy fired after arrest on rape, sodomy charges

MOBILE, AL (WKRG) - The Mobile County Sheriff's Deputy arrested on rape, sodomy and sex abuse charges has been terminated from his position. 

In a press release sent Friday morning, Lt. Paul Stephen Bailey was terminated from his position at the Mobile County Sheriff's Office. Bailey had been afforded a pre-disciplinary hearing, the Sheriff's Office said.

Under the rules of the Mobile County Personnel Board, merit employees must be served notice and afforded a hearing prior to termination or disciplinary action being taken.

On Tuesday, a Mobile County Grand Jury indicted Bailey on several charges of rape, sodomy and sex abuse. According to court documents, there are two victims in the case, at least one of them is between the ages of 12 and 16. 

The Mobile County District Attorney's Office received a complaint against Bailey. D.A. Ashley Rich notified Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran and then turned over all information to the Alabama State Bureau of Investigations. 

"We are continuing to work with SBI on this investigation and will begin our disciplinary procedures immediately," said Sheriff Sam Cochran, in a news release.

Lt. Paul Bailey has been with the Mobile County Sheriff's Office since 2002. Last year, he was promoted to Lieutenant. 

A news release from the District Attorney's Office details the charges against Lt. Bailey

  • Rape 1st is a Class A felony with a punishment range of 10-99 years or life. Bond was set by the Mobile County Grand Jury at $75,000.
  • Rape 2nd is a class B felony with a punishment range of 2-20 years. Bond was set by the Mobile County Grand Jury at $25,000.
  • Sodomy 2nd degree is a class B felony with a punishment range of 2-20 years. Bond was set by the Mobile County Grand Jury at $25,000.
  • Sex Abuse 2nd degree is a Class A misdemeanor with a punishment of up to 1 year in metro jail. Bond in each of these was set at $1000 cash only.

 

 


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