Former Wetumpka firefighter arrested on child sex charges

John Carter Mug

John Carter – Photo from Wetumpka Police Department

Wetumpka police say a former city firefighter has been arrested on child sex charges.

Police Chief Greg Benton told WAKA 8 that 31-year-old John Carter is charged with sexual abuse second degree, facilitating the travel of a child for sexual acts and transmitting obscene material to a child by a computer.

Benton said the child’s father filed a complaint with the police department, which ultimately led to Carter’s arrest.

Carter was arrested and placed in the Elmore County Jail under a $105,000 bond. He has since bonded out.

Benton said Carter is a former Wetumpka firefighter.


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