FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Month, date, 2011
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES 20-YEAR PRISON SENTENCE
OF FORMER CHILD MENTOR FOR MULTIPLE SEX CRIMES
(MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange announced that a
Tuscumbia man pleaded guilty to multiple sex crimes against children, just before his
trial was due to begin this morning in Colbert County Circuit Court. Chadmon Drew
Wright, 42, admitted to sex crimes against four boys aged less than 17 at the time, as
well as of possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to a total of 20 years for
all the crimes, to run concurrently.
Specifically, Wright pleaded guilty to one count of sodomy, one count of sexual
abuse of a child aged less than 12, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three
counts of possession of child pornography. The crimes occurred between 2012 and 2013.
“I am thankful that this man’s crimes have been brought to an end with his
conviction today and a long prison sentence,” said Attorney General Strange. “This case
involves tragic and horrible betrayals of young children who were abused by someone
who gained their trust and represented himself as a mentor.”
Wright, a social worker formerly employed by the Colbert County Department
of Human Resources, met his first victim as a mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters
and subsequently gained legal custody of the child. Wright abused the child in his
custody as well as using the boy to entice other child victims.
Attorney General Strange commended those involved in bringing this case to a
conclusion, noting Assistant Attorneys General Ternisha Miles and John Hensley of his
Criminal Trials Division and Special Agents of his Investigations Division. He also
thanked the Cramer Children’s Advocacy Center in Florence, the Limestone County
Department of Human Resources, the Sheffield Police Department, the Tuscumbia
Police Department and the National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover.
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