John Brody Luther


By Beth Lawrence


Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Haywood County man on a number of charges connected the alleged sexual assault of a child.

John Brody Luther, 29, of Canton was arrested for three counts of felony statutory sex offense with a child by an adult, three counts of felony indecent liberties with a child, three counts of felony sex act by a substitute parent or custodian and one count of felony statutory rape of a child by an adult.

Warrants for Luther’s arrest allege that between Aug. 19 and Sept. 23, he committed an undisclosed sex act or acts on a 9-year-old child. The incident is believed to have taken place in Jackson County.

Major Shannon Queen would not release any details of the case citing an ongoing investigation.

Luther is being held in the Jackson County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.