Smith charged with rape, victim under age of 16

Charles Williams

Charles William Smith, of Attalla, has been arrested and charged with a rape related offense.{} "Smith is charged with one count of second degree rape, which is a felony," states Investigator Shane Hartley.{}

Several incidents of abuse allegedly occurred between 2007 and 2010 in the Gallant community.{} The victim was under the age of 16 when the rape took place.{} Etowah County Sheriff's deputies assigned to the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force made the arrest Thursday.

Smith is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $15,000 bond.