OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan man has been charged with rape and sexual abuse of a child who is less than 12 years old.

Tristan Pierson, 26, of Dothan, was arrested on July 1st and was in the Dale County Jail before he bonded out of jail on July 3rd.

Ozark Police were notified on March 1st, of a child abuse case. After an investigation and CAC interview, police were able to arrest Pierson and charge him with rape and sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old.