FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2012
For More Information, contact:
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
Suzanne Webb (334) 242-7351
Jeff Sommer (334) 353-2199
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES INDICTMENT OF FORMER TROY
POLICE OFFICER FOR MULTIPLE SEX CRIMES AGAINST CHILD
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced the
arrest today of a recently retired Troy police officer for multiple sex crimes
against a child victim. Willie Toney, 61, was arrested this afternoon by
agents of the Alabama Bureau of Investigation and the Pike County Sheriff’s
Office, and taken to the Pike County Jail.
Attorney General Strange’s Office presented evidence to a Pike County
grand jury, resulting in Toney’s indictment* today. Specifically, the
indictment charges Toney with one count of first-degree rape, two counts of
first-degree sodomy, and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, all of
which were committed against a child victim aged less than 12 years old.
No further information about the investigation or about Toney’s
alleged crimes other than that stated in the indictment may be released at
If convicted, Toney faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for
each count of first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, which are class A
felonies, and up to 20 years for each count of first-degree sexual abuse,
which is a class B felony.
The case is being prosecuted by the Assistant Attorneys General Kelly
Hawkins and Stephanie Billingslea of the Attorney General’s Criminal Trials
Division, and was investigated by the Alabama Bureau of Investigation.
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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