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Posted on: July 6, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Suspect arrested on earlier sex crimes, now faces 49 additional charges

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Sheriff Darren Campbell stated on June 19th 2015 Ted Melton was arrested on Child Pornography charges. He received a $300,000.00 secured bond.
Since Ted Melton’s arrest, more complaints came into the Sheriff’s Office. Detective Sgt. J Lowrance of the Special Victim’s Unit who led the initial investigation was assigned the new cases. The victims were interviewed at the Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center.
Due to evidence gained in those interviews and speaking with witnesses, Ted Melton was charged and arrested on a total of 49 additional sex offense charges. Ted Melton’s current has a total of $1,900,000.00 secured bond.
The investigation is still on-going. The 49 charges include various numbers of the offenses of Statutory Rape/Sex Offense, Indecent Liberties with a Child, & Sexual Offense with a Child.

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