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WAGARVILLE, Alabama — A 31-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were charged today with sexually abusing 2 children and manufacturing methamphetamine in Washington County, authorities said.


Julie Guy and James Booth are charged with attempt  to manufacture methamphetamine and child abuse.


James Ryan Booth and Julie Reed Guy were each charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and 2 counts each of rape, sodomy, child sexual abuse and chemical endangerment of a child, sheriff’s Chief Deputy Ferrell Grimes said.

The couple, who Grimes said were living together but not married, will have a bail hearing Friday morning at the Washington County Courthouse in Chatom. Meanwhile, both were held at the Washington County Jail, Grimes said.

The investigation of the couple was primarily intended to look into the sex abuse allegations, Grimes said. He said that deputies executed a search warrant at their home in the Wagarville area of northeast Washington County.

Besides confirming the allegations of sexual abuse against 2 children, deputies also found components of a meth lab in the home, as well as the drug itself, Grimes said.

The Washington County Department of Human Resources took custody of the children and placed them in what Grimes described as safe homes.


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