JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — Scottsboro Police confirm they arrested a Lawrenceburg man wanted in connection with the rape of a 16-month-old child.
Simon Dean Porter, 33, was arrested Sunday (Nov. 18) while walking on Highway 79 in Scottsboro. Scottsboro Detective Lieutenant Zackie Gant said a person saw Porter and alerted authorities.
Porter has an arrest warrant from the Lawrenceburg Police Department for aggravated rape of a child. Police said the incident happened Nov. 10.
The child is being treated at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville.
Porter will be held at the Scottsboro City Jail and will later be transferred to the Jackson County Jail.
Lawrenceburg Police arrived in Scottsboro Sunday (Nov. 18) afternoon to pick Porter up and drive him back to Tennessee where he awaits prosecution in this case.