Newton man arrested on sexual torture charges, bond set at $180K


Credits HCSO: Michael Scott Barrentine

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Investigators have arrested a Newton man in connection to multiple charges including sexual torture, according to a press release.

Michael Scott Barrentine, 30, was arrested in Newton by Houston County investigators on charges of sexual torture, sexual torture incapable of consent/incapacitated, and first-degree sodomy. These crimes allegedly took place on Monday.

Barrentine is currently being held in the Houston County Jail on a $180,000 bond.

This is an ongoing investigation and more charges and arrests are pending.

WDHN News will have updates as they become available.

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