Lawrence County man charged with sexually abusing girls

Authorities said Johnny Harwell abused the girls while he was supposed to be watching them at his home in Trinity.

Posted: Nov. 6, 2017 2:35 PM

A Trinity man accused of sexually abusing a child is out of jail on bond.

Johnny Allen Harwell, 64, was arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and a count of first-degree sodomy.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office said Harwell is accused of sexually abusing two girls, ages 7 and 9, that he was providing afternoon child care for at his home in Trinity.

Harwell was released from the Lawrence County Jail after posting bond totaling $105,000.

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