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Butler High School choir director arrested for torture

Published 11:27am Thursday, May 2, 2013

By Aldo Amato

Staff Reporter

MADISON — A choir director at Butler High School was arrested yesterday after allegedly torturing a child.

Cleopha Pair, 49, is accused of torturing his 2-year-old Godson. Huntsville Police said the Department of Human Resources (DHR) received a call from Madison Hospital about a boy with third degree burns on his hands. Pair was watching the boy at the time and turned himself into Huntsville Police and was charged with Torture/Willful Abuse of a Child.

Cleopha Pair.
Cleopha Pair. (CONTRIBUTED)

Police Communications Director Harry Hobbs said the incident happened in January and investigators were waiting on medical results from an undisclosed hospital in Birmingham.

Officials at Butler confirmed that Pair is an employee at the school but had no further comment. The investigation is still ongoing.

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