Walker County man, 65, arrested for sexually abusing 3-year-old girl

Joel Wade Morgan

A 65-year-old man is being held in the Walker County jail on charges he sexually abused a 3-year-old girl.

Joel Morgan was charged Thursday with one count of Sexual Abuse of a Child Less than 12 years old. The bond was set at $30,000 property.{}

The child's father, whose identity will not be released to protect the child, wishes the bond were higher.

"Every now and then, she'll talk about it," said the father regarding his daughter. "She just says that he's in jail, and daddy won't let the bad people hurt me anymore."

The Walker County District Attorney's office said the recommended bond for a Class B Felony ranges between $5,000 and $30,000.

"I think it should be much higher," said the father. "You can get out really soon on a $30,000 property bond, and to me, that's like a slap in the face."

Morgan has not made bond is currently in the Walker County Jail.