A 48 year old Rossville man was convicted for the rape and molestation of his three minor stepchildren by a Walker County jury, following a three-day trial.
Steven Brian Higginbotham was convicted of 20 total counts including multiple counts of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, incest and child molestation. The allegations came to light in 2019 after one of the children disclosed to a friend on her softball team.
The three minor victims had been afraid to come forward in the years prior because they had been physically threatened by Higginbotham.
He was sentenced to serve the remainder of his life in prison, according to District Attorney Chris Arnt.