Roy Landon McCaig, 63, of 704 Edgewood Drive, Sheffield, was charged in an August 4 grand jury indictment with four counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of first-degree sodomy and one count of first-degree rape.  His attorney argued Monday that his client should receive an alternative to prison for pleading guilty to sexually abusing a family member.  The victim testified that the abuse took place periodically at McCaig's home when she was between the ages of 6 and 12.  She testified at McCaig's sentencing hearing that she felt as if she was in prison during the time she was being abused.  Colbert County Circuit Judge Pride Tompkins said he would take McCaig's request for probation under advisement and issue an order at a later date.

(Tuscumbia, Alabama)