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Russellville man arrested, charged with rape in Hanceville

The suspect allegedly traveled to Hanceville after talking to a minor online

CULLMAN COUNTY - A Russellville man was arrested on Thursday, charged with second-degree rape, according to the Cullman County Sheriff's Office.

Shawn Douglas Berryhill, 20, allegedly entered a home in Hanceville after communicating with a minor on social media. Berryhill's alleged victim came forward to the CCSO investigators after being interviewed by the Child Advocacy Center.

Because the crime involves a minor, the CCSO will not be releasing additional details, but did say Berryhill may be facing additional charges.

“I continually encourage parents, grandparents and anyone who has control over their children’s phones or social media accounts to check them regularly because predators use all the social media accounts like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, etc., looking for victims,” said Sheriff Matt Gentry. “I would like to thank our investigators and the CAC for their help on this case."

Berryhill is currently being held in the Cullman County Detention Center on a $7,500 cash bond.

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    Shawn Douglas Berryhill, 20