From staff reports
North Jefferson News
GARDENDALE — A Gardendale man is being held in the Jefferson County jail on charges of sodomy and sex abuse of a child younger than 12.
The Gardendale Police Department began an investigation of Jason Scott Whitehead, 40, in mid-2012, according to Gardendale Police Lt. Bryan Lynch.
A grand jury indicted Whitehead in November.
Lynch said he can not discuss details of the case, but said the suspect had an “established relationship” with the alleged victim.