Man's wife also believes he's guilty of all twelve charges
GUYTON, Ga. — A middle-aged man was arrested for sexually assaulting a trio of children.
Effingham County Sheriff's Office officers and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Office deputies conducted a joint investigation. Both offices said that this is one of the worst cases of child sexual assault they have seen in a long time.
Dennis Cronk, 64, of Savannah, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by SCMPO deputies and ECSO officers, and he faces the following 12 charges: three counts of aggravated child rape, three counts of aggravated sexual battery, three counts of cruelty to children of a high and aggravated nature, and three counts of false imprisonment.
Mr. Cronk's wife told WTOC that she concurs with the law enforcement agencies that her hubby is guilty of all of the charges he is facing.
The ECSO and SCMPO fear that there are more victims.
One neighbor says her seven grandchildren play up and down the street and says she plans to talk to them about how they can protect themselves.
"[I'm going to tell them] Just don't talk to strangers, especially neighbors you don't know,” she said. “If they call you and want to offer you something, don't go there.”
Aiken Area Progressive is withholding the identity of the neighbor and Mr. Cronk's physical address.
Anyone with additional information on Mr. Cronk or anyone who may know of additional victims are asked to contact officers at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Cronk was denied bond on all of the dozen charges he faces.