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Birmingham man charged after being found with hoover runaway

Birmingham Man Charged After Being Found with Hoover Runaway

     On September 15, 2023 the Hoover Police Department received a report of a twelve-year-old female juvenile runaway. Detectives with the Special Victims Unit began an investigation and developed a possible location for the child after receiving information from a family member that indicated she may have been with an adult male she met online. On September 16, 2023 Birmingham Police located the child at a residence in the 8000 block of 4th Avenue South and contacted Hoover detectives, who continued their investigation and determined the male had engaged in sexual acts with the child. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Hoover City Jail. Because the case involved activity in both districts within Jefferson County the facts were presented to the District Attorney’s offices in both Birmingham and Bessemer. The following warrants were issued:   

Herbert James Cox                                        37-years-old                                            Birmingham, AL

  • Traveling to Meet a Child for an Unlawful Sex Act (Bessemer Division)                        No Bond
  • Rape 2nd degree (Birmingham Division)                                                                 $150,000 Bond
  • Sodomy 2nd degree (Birmingham Division)                                                            $150,000 Bond
  • Sale, Furnishing, etc. of Controlled Substances by Persons Over Age 18 to Persons

Under Age 18 (Birmingham Division)                                                                    $250,000 Bond

     The investigation remains ongoing. The suspect was transferred to the Jefferson County Jail in Bessemer on September 18, 2023 where he remains held without bond.  Because this case involves a minor no additional information will be released.    

Lieutenant Daniel Lowe

Public Information Officer

205-739-6762 – Office

[email protected]

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