Valley man arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a minor

Published 2:58 pm Thursday, September 19, 2019

VALLEY — A Valley man was arrested Thursday on charges of sexual abuse of a minor, according to the Valley Police Department.

Mykel Everett Kelley, 28, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.

According to police, a report was filed with the police department on Sept. 17 concerning the alleged sexual abuse of a minor while the child was in the care of family members. The case was investigated by detectives with the Valley Police Department and agents of the Children’s Advocacy Center.

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After his arrest, Kelley was booked the police department and then transported to the Chambers County Detention Facility pending a bond hearing.

Police say due to the age of the victim and the relationship between the victim and the defendant, no further information concerning the incident will be released.