34-Year-Old Detained in Alabama, Faces More Than a Dozen Sexual Abuse Charges in Southern Illinois



A 34-year-old man from Evansville, Indiana is facing serious charges in Gallatin County, with allegations of sexual abuse involving multiple counts. Michael Wiley is accused of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and 13 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, stemming from incidents dating back to November 2023 as per online court records.


Wiley was apprehended in Fultondale, Alabama on May 15, 2024, following a report of an alleged sexual assault. The incident was reported to the Fultondale Police Department at 11:53 p.m., with the assault said to have taken place in front of Fultondale Elementary School during a traveling fair. Both the victim and the suspect, Michael Wiley, were reported to be employees of the fair.


After being taken into custody, Wiley was transported back to Gallatin County to face the charges against him. He is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on June 17 at 9 a.m. in Gallatin County.