A 78 year old Ft Payne man has been arrested by authorities, on upgraded charges of 1st Degree Rape and 1st Degree Sodomy – Grady Lee Hughes, who was previously charged with two counts of 1st Degree Sexual Abuse, was placed under arrest on Wednesday. 

Each count stems from alleged 1st Degree Sexual Contact, with a female under the age of 12.

According to a news release from the Ft Payne Police Department, the additional charges were added as the result of an on-going investigation by the Ft Payne PD, and the Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office.

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