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Two men charged with child sex abuse

James Britton, left, and James Michael Perego (DeKalb County Sheriff's Office photos)

The men were arrested in the last week at their homes in Henagar, authorities said.

Posted: May 15, 2018 5:10 PM

Two men are being held in the DeKalb County Jail on charges of sexually abusing a child under 12.

James Michael Perego and James Lee Britton Junior, both of Henagar, were arrested after an investigation that started the week of May 7, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said.

Perego was arrested Friday at his home on County Road 723 and charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 and second-degree sodomy.

Britton was arrested at his home on Mississippi Street. He was charged with resisting arrest and three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12.

The sheriff's office did not say how many victims may have been involved in the case.

Bond for both men has not been set, authorities said.

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