HANCOCK COUNTY —
Sheriff Ricky Adam announced today that LESLIE DANIELLE DEWITT, 31 years of age, was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Hancock County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO). DEWITT is suspected of violations of Mississippi Code regarding (3) counts of Sexual Battery where she was in a position of trust or authority over the child victim who was a sixteen (16) year old female. These suspected violations occurring in Hancock County. DEWITT is a former educator/coach at various Gulf Coast public schools. DeWitt was previously the head girls basketball coach at Pearl River Central High School. She resigned suddenly six weeks ago.
The HCSO is urging anyone who has any information regarding this investigation to contact the HCSO CID office at (228) 466-6910 or HCSO Central Dispatch at (228) 255-9191. This investigation is being conducted by Investigator John Luther, Assistant Commander, HCSO CID.
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