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Grand Jury indicts former State Trooper

A former state trooper was arrested Monday following a grand jury indictment on sexual abuse charges.

Christopher Lee Stanton, 36, of Troy, has been charged with two counts of sodomy after a Pike County Grand Jury indicted him last week.

According to Pike County District Attorney Gary McAliley, Stanton was charged with sodomy first degree for an incident that occurred when the victim was under 12 years old and sodomy second degree for one that occurred when she was older than 12.

Stanton resigned from the Alabama Department of Public Safety in August while under investigation by the Troy Police Department for the alleged sexual abuse of a minor. He was arrested by the TPD on Aug. 13.

Stanton had been a state trooper since 1997 where he was assigned to the Highway Patrol Division in Montgomery.