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Posted on: August 17, 2023

Shelby County Resident Arrested on Multiple Counts of Rape and Enticing a Child

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(Columbiana, AL) On August 16, 2023, 49-year-old Timothy Daniel Vinson, of Vincent, was arrested on six felony charges involving sex crimes. Those charges are three counts of Rape 1st and three counts of Enticing a child for immoral purposes. 

The investigation led to Vinson's arrest with the assistance of Shelby County’s Child Advocacy Center- Owens House, and the District Attorney’s Office. Shelby County Sheriff Samaniego commented on the investigation, stating, “Nothing is more wicked than the victimization of innocent children. The men and women of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office have no higher purpose than bringing predators to justice.”

This case is still active, and additional warrants are forthcoming. Vinson is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail in accordance with Aniah's law. The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with additional information about the case to contact Inv. K. Prady at (205) 670-6122. You may also submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777 or their website at

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