Man charged with sex crimes against minors

On Sept. 2, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office file charges against Ronnie Keith Rea for sex related crimes committed against minors.

Investigators with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Children Services and the Carl Perkins Child Advocacy Center have worked diligently on the case since it was reported to authorities Aug. 2, 2021.

Rea has been charged with five counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, three counts of aggravated sexual battery by an authority figure and one count of indecent exposure.

Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, sex related crimes against children have been on the rise. The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office and other local authorities have taken extra measure to ensure these cases are properly and thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators are successfully prosecuted for their offenses.

If you suspect child abuse, please report it to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office or the Department of Children Services.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.