3 On Your Side has been getting all of your phone calls and emails, prompting us to travel back to Madison County and do a little digging. We found out that James Alderman was no-billed on two counts of gratification of lust on June 3, a month before his arrest on the same charges.
A no-bill means a grand jury found the evidence in the case insufficient for an indictment.
The victims are identified on the no-bill statement as KD and BD, the same two children, ages 3 and 6, identified in the affidavit that led to Alderman's arrest on July 1. He's accused of touching the children with his hands, mouth, and genitals in December and January.
"The case was originally presented to the Grand Jury in June," said District Attorney Michael Guest. "The Grand Jury determined that there was not enough evidence at that time to return an indictment. New evidence has been obtained that significantly strengthens the case, and the case will be presented to the Grand Jury in July." end quote.