Tennessee suspect arrested in child molestation investigation

Suspect

Dennis Weaver

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 09:11 AM.

U.S. Marshals arrested a Tennessee man after a Gulf County investigation into child molestation charges.

Dennis J. Weaver, 66, of Marysville, TN and formerly of Gulf County, was arrested last week on one count of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child under 16 and three counts of lewd or lascivious battery on a child under 16.

Both charges are second degree felonies. Weaver faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.

The investigation began in early August after allegations were made against Weaver. Gulf County Sheriff’s Office investigators conducted several undercover operations and determined there was evidence against Weaver.

Weaver was arrested in Knoxville last week. He is custody in Tennessee awaiting extradition to Gulf County.

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