DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WRCB) -- A 46-year-old North Alabama man has been arrested on six counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age.

Dekalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris confirmed the arrest of John Allen Lingerfelt, 46, of Fyffe, AL. Lingerfelt is currently being held in the DeKalb County Detention Center on six counts with a bond set at $120,000.  

The Sheriff's investigators were notified of possible abuse after a routine DHR interview with the child. 

After gathering information and several pieces of evidence, investigators presented their findings to District Attorney Mike O'Dell.  O'Dell authorized the warrants on Lingerfelt and Deputy District Attorney Bob Johnston will be prosecuting the case. 

The investigation is continuing so further details are being held by authorities at this time.