VALLEY- A Valley man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor. Valley Police Chief Mike Reynolds issued the press release to Gator Media Wednesday morning.
"On August 16, 2022, Investigators with the Valley Police Department arrested James Herman Pippen, 53 years old of Valley, and charged him with eight (8) counts of Sexual Abuse 2nd Degree.
This arrest stems from an investigation that began in July of 2022 when a 14-year-old female reported that, for the past year, Pippin had inappropriately touched her at least eight times at various locations in the Valley area. The inappropriate touching started when she was 13 years old. Pippin is known to the victim’s family but they are not related.
Prior to Pippin’s arrest, a search warrant was executed at his residence. Several phones, computers, and videotapes/disks were seized for analysis", said Reynolds.
Pippin was processed at the Valley Police Department and was then transported to the Chambers County Detention Facility where he is being held pending bond.
The Valley Police Department would like to thank the Children’s Advocacy Center and the District Attorney’s Office of the Fifth Judicial Circuit for their assistance in this case.