Pedophiles of a feather flock together in American politics. Such is the case of one Alabama sheriff. Alleged pedophile and lawman, Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, is being accused of having sex with underage girls. His accuser, Mary Elizabeth Cross, told AL.com that Entrekin had relations with her back in the late 90’s. At the time, Entrekin who was 29 had sex with her four times in 1992 when she was only 15. Entrekin was the commander of the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office’s drug task force.
Cross admits that at the age of 15, she still did not reject the copper’s advances choosing to let him get some nookie. She did say however, that she witnessed Entrekin getting the good from another underage girl who told him no. In simple terms, Todd Entrekin, head of the drug task force, raped a teenage girl according to Cross. She said that it would happen at parties that Entrekin would throw for his brothers in blue. It is also alleged that drugs were at the party.
“Todd Entrekin denies, in its entirety, every allegation or factual statement made in the AL.com article,” Donald Rhea, Entrekin’s attorney, said in a statement to HuffPost.
Entrekin has worked in the Etowah County sheriff’s office in various capacities since 1982 and was appointed sheriff in 2007. (He lost the Republican primary in June, following a completely different scandal involving a beach house.) The seat of the county is Gadsden, a small town of about 35,000 people and the hometown of Roy Moore. Cross noted that her mother used to think she was going to the Gadsden Mall when she would go out — the same mall where, more than a decade earlier, a woman said Moore first approached her when she was 14. Moore has denied the allegations against him.
This story not only points out the affinity that police have for taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us… it also shows that power is corruptible. It’s especially telling considering that Entrekin endorsed Roy Moore’s failed bid for Alabama’s senate seat. Moore was also accused by a number of women of being too hands on with the youth.
Shortly after Moore’s first sexual misconduct allegation surfaced, Entrekin said he would withdraw his endorsement if the allegations proved true, and that he would “always stand by the victim of any crime,” Entrekin did not comment on whether he had withdrawn that endorsement.
In January, Entrekin’s office also helped investigate a fire at the house of Tina Johnson, one of Moore’s accusers. Johnson said Moore groped her when she was 28. (Moore did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on that claim.)
The fire took place on Jan. 3. On Jan. 5, Entrekin’s office put out an “arson investigation” statement that noted they were speaking to a “person of interest,” but “the ongoing investigation does not lead us to believe that the fire is in any way related to Roy Moore or allegations made against him.” A spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office told HuffPost it was still their position that the fire had nothing to do with Moore.
Let us not forget, Entrekin is also the sheriff that was outed for pocketing $750K in jail food funds. This doting and considerate lawman purchased a $740K beach house with an in-ground pool and canal access. Ethics disclosure forms Entrekin filed with the state reveal that over the past three years he has received more than $750,000 worth of additional “compensation” from a source he identified as “Food Provisions.” Entrekin did not deny that he received the money when asked about it.
The money in the account was allocated by federal, state and municipal governments to feed inmates in the Etowah County jail, but was not used for that purpose and was instead personally pocketed by Entrekin.