Charges Of Molesting Young Girl Bound To Grand Jury Against Posey; Bond Raised To $150,000

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Dexter H. Posey
Dexter H. Posey

Charges that Dexter H. Posey molested a young girl have been bound to the Grand Jury, and his bond was raised to $150,000.

A magistrate earlier set the bond at $110,000 for Posey, 27, of 6905 Lake Shore Dr. He is charged with aggravated sexual battery.

Attorney Jerry Summers asked for a lower bond, but General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom said, "The community needs to be kept safe from someone who would molest a child."

Prosecutor Leslie Longshore said Posey is facing 8-12 years at 100 percent if convicted.

Attorney Summers said he has no prior record.

In the incident March 12 at the Posey residence, a six-year-old testified that Posey unzipped her pants and put his hand down her underwear, then rubbed her private area. She said they had gone out to throw a frisbee, then she went with Posey into a travel trailer he uses in his work as a welder. She said she was sitting on his lap viewing a video on his cellphone.

The child's mother said she thought it strange that, after Posey and the child came inside, she had been given cookies right before supper and Posey offered to take her and her two-year-old brother to buy them toys. She said Posey also talked about getting a dog the kids could play with.

She said on the way home the girl told of the incident, saying Posey had directed her not to tell anyone. The mother said, "I was floored." She  swerved the car around and raced back to the Posey house. She said she confronted Posey's mother and said they had three choices: to not call police and risk Posey harming himself, face her husband coming after Posey, or calling police. She said she then made the call to police.

The mother said Posey's mother called him and he returned to the house. She said he first denied it, then he said, "Yes, I did it. I'm sick and I need help."

Prosecutor Longshore said a video of Posey being interviewed by police shows that after the detective left the room he pulled out a piece of paper that had been written on by the young girl and said, "I'm so sorry."

Attorney Summers said Posey had been attacked in the jail. He displayed a cut over his eye while in court. Judge Statom said she would talk to the jail about protecting the inmate.

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: BARRERA, JAVIER ZAVALA  2715 WOODSIDE STREET CHATTANOOGA, 37407  Age at Arrest: 38 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga ASSAULT --- BROWNFIELD, STEVEN DERRICK  185 AZALEA AVE DAYTON, 37321  Age at Arrest: 32 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County THEFT OF PROPERTY UNDER ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center Trustee Asks Use Of Funds From Clinic Sale To Obtain DISH Funds

The trustee for Hutcheson Medical Center is asking to use proceeds from the sale of the Chickamauga Clinic in order to help obtain Disproportionate Share (DISH) funds from the state of Georgia. Trustee Ronald Glass said, in order to get $1,138,159 in DISH funds, the hospital must transfer $369,333 through the Hospital Authority of Catoosa, Walker and Dade Counties. He noted ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Why I Am Thankful, 2015

I can’t really remember when I first started this – sometime in the 1970s – but my favorite column every year comes during Thanksgiving when I literally pause and use my fingers to thank God for all His richest blessings. The year 2015 has been bountiful so here are just a few of the things I will carry in my heart as I take my place at today’s table: I AM THANKFUL that tomorrow, ... (click for more)

UTC Rallies to Top Arkansas State, 55-54

Just call ‘em the comeback kids, and kids – i.e. young ladies – who are plenty thankful for a win on Thanksgiving Eve. For the second time in three games, the UTC Mocs (4-2) rallied for a win as they handed previously unbeaten Arkansas State (3-1), 55-54, its first loss of the young season in McKenzie Arena Wednesday night before 1,189 fans. Down by as many as 17 (44-27) ... (click for more)

Jones Thankful For Resiliency, Resolve Of 2015 Vols

The day before families gather around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving, Tennessee football coach   spoke about what he and the Vols are thankful for. "It's a time to reflect and we have so much to be thankful and grateful for in really the resiliency and resolve that this football team has shown, the growing of this football team and the growing of this football program," ... (click for more)