Arrest for Sexual Abuse of a Child Less than 12 Years Old

On June 20th 2018 Dothan Police responded to the 700 block of N. Range St. for a report of Sexual Abuse of a Child. Officers made contact with the reporting persons and discovered that the victim was an 8 year old child. The victim was subjected to sexual contact by Joseph Earl Poke, 53, of Poyner St., Dothan.

Officers made contact with Poke and he was transported to the Dothan Police Department for questioning. After all interviews were complete Joseph Earl Poke was charged with one count of Sexual Abuse of a Child Less than 12 Years Old. He has a bond amount of $30,000.00.

All Persons are innocent until proven guilty.