A Lawrence County, Alabama, man was supposed to be babysitting a seven and a nine year old girl each day after school. Authorities say in actuality the man used the babysitting job as a ruse to become close to the children, then abused them sexually.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s department has arrested Johnny Allen Harwell, 64. He is charged with two counts each of: sexual abuse of a child, first-degree sexual abuse, and first-degree sodomy. Harwell was released on 105K bail. If convicted of the alleged crimes, he faces life in prison.