MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Additional arrests have been made in a child sex ring investigation that stretches across at least two counties and involves the family of missing mother Brittney Wood on Tuesday, October 22.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Cumbaa and charged him with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.
Deputies have also signed warrants on Nelson “Butch” Morgan Nelton for first-degree rape and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation on Cumbaa and Morgan after they received information from the Baldwin County Department of Human Resources and the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said other agencies made arrests related to the case the same day.
- Randall Wood Scott: charged with second-degree rape and sodomy and enticing a child into a building or dwelling.
Mobile Police Department
- Wendy Wood Holland: first-degree sodomy.
- Mendy Kent: first-degree sodomy and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.
- William "Billy" Brownlee: two counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.
- Dustin Kent: first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, production of obscene material of a person under 17 and sexual abuse of a child less than 12.
These arrests are the latest in a string of arrests that began after 19-year-old Wood vanished from her home on May 30, 2012. She was last seen driving off with her uncle, Donald Holland, Sr., who shot himself shortly after the young mother disappeared.
Holland is believed to be at the center of the investigation surrounding the sexual abuse allegations.
FOX10 News will continue to bring you the latest developments as they become available.
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