For days social media has been filled with claims of a Piedmont man molested multiple children. On Thursday, the man was taken into custody and charged with one incident.
Tony Ray Waites, 45, was taken into custody March 31 at St. Louis University Hospital by Sheriff Dean Finch and transported to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. Waites was charged with Child Molestation, first degree; Statutory Sodomy, second degree; and Endangering the Welfare of a Child Creating Substantial Risk.
The investigation is ongoing.
Waites appeared before Associate Circuit Judge Christina Kime Thursday for a bond hearing. Waites is being held without bond in an undisclosed location.