Man sentenced to life in prison by Morgan County judge for child sex abuse

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Walker County man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday by a Morgan County judge for sexual abuse of a child.

Terry Keith Nobinger, 41, of Nauvoo, was convicted by a Morgan County jury of sexual abuse of a child under the age of twelve on August 15, 2023. Assistant District Attorney Courtney Schellack prosecuted the case on behalf of State. Judge Charles Elliot handed down the sentence.

In January 2019, the Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office said a report was filed with the Falkville Police Department by a representative of the Morgan County Human Resources Department regarding the sexual assault of a child.

A child reported that Nobinger had “subjected her to sexual contact” a few years earlier, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Falkville Police Chief Aaron Burgess investigated the case in conjunction with the Department of Human Resources.

“The victim and her grandmother filed statements in court today, documenting the emotional impacts of the abuse. Nobinger, through his lawyer, asked the court for mercy,” the prosecutor’s office said.

The release added that Nobinger had multiple prior felony convictions and was sentenced as a repeat offender to the maximum sentence allowed by law.

“This victim and her family have had to wait a long time to get justice in this case. They never hesitated. This child bravely entered the courtroom and answered all the questions.
asked her about the abuse she had suffered. This sentence ensures that Terry Nobinger will not have the opportunity to abuse another child,” Assistant District Attorney Courtney Schellack said after the sentencing.


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