Littlejohn turned himself in on Friday after the Sheriff’s Department issued an arrest warrant Wednesday after finding him in violation of the state’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).
On Wednesday the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was notified he was in violation of SORNA as he was working as a pastor at Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, which also runs a daycare and is near a school. As a registered sex offender, Littlejohn is prohibited from both living and working near an elementary school or daycare. Littlejohn, is a former inmate at the Draper Correctional Facility in Elmore County where he spent 30 years following his 1984 conviction for three crimes: rape by forcible compulsion, sodomy I and robbery I. Court records indicate Littlejohn was convicted of raping a 20 year old female and sodomizing a 30 year old female.
Littlejohn failed to disclose this information to the sex offender registry. Violation of SORNA is considered a felony.
Turning himself in at 6:41 p.m. CT on Thursday, Littlejohn was released early the next morning at 1:15 a.m, after his bail of $11,000 was posted.
Cobb accepted Littlejohn’s resignation on Friday, but called the charges “politically motivated.”
“Why? The Republicans don’t want to run against Sue Bell Cobb. Governor Ivey doesn’t want to run against Sue Bell Cobb. They found that as an opportunity to take advantage of information that had been sent out into the public forum,” Cobb told AL.com.
A court date for Littlejohn has yet to be set.