815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

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Huntsville Police Charge Man with Rape of 11-year-old Girl


Huntsville, Alabama (November 1, 2007) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man with the rape and sodomy of an 11-year-old girl. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said Investigators charged Zephrus Strickland of 2410 Vining Avenue with Rape 1st degree and Sodomy 1st degree and booked him into the Madison County Metro Jail today. Johnson said Strickland allegedly committed the crime about 8:30 last night at Shepherd and Vining Avenue. They were attending a Halloween party. Bond has been set at $120,000.