Gardendale Teen Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Family Member

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GARDENDALE - A Gardendale teen was sentenced to 15 years behind bars after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a family member.

According to court records, the 12-year-old girl, who is related to Marland Meeks, says he touched her genitals.

Meeks was indicted for continuous abuse of a child but plead guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.