Wewahitchka woman arrested on sex charges

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 09:59 AM.

A Wewahitchka woman was arrested this week on 22 counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child under the age of 16.

Chelsea R. Sandifer, 21, turned herself into the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office last week after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

On March 26, 2014, investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office contacted GCSO investigators regarding a criminal investigation they were conducting.

The FCSO investigation revealed a case regarding a lewd or lascivious battery on a child under the age of 16 in Gulf County.

During the course of the investigation it was discovered the offenses started in December 2012. Investigators conducted interviews and reviewed electronic media devices. As a result of the investigation, Sandifer was arrested and charged with 22 counts.

She was first appeared with bond set at $110,000. She remains in custody. 

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