School Cafeteria Worker Arrested

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The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department says 24-year old Dex Hunter Stone has been charged with three counts of sexual battery and one count of lustful touching of a child.

Sheriff Billy Sollie tells Newscenter 11 that Stone was taken into police custody without incident on Friday morning. Sollie says Stone was a cafeteria worker at Southeast Lauderdale Middle School until he was terminated by Superintendent Randy Hodges on Friday afternoon. The sheriff says authorities have been investigating Stone for about two weeks now. He says the victims in this case are six and ten-years old.

"Family members brought to our attention allegations that a six-year old and ten-year old had been inappropriately touched by Dex Hunter Stone," Sheriff Sollie says.

The sheriff says the victims are not students at the school and that the alleged incidents did not take place on school property.