Release: Paulding County Man Arrested for Sexual Battery of a Juvenile

Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Division arrested a Paulding County man for sexual battery of a juvenile last week. On November 2, 2022, at approximately 4:00 PM, a female juvenile was inappropriately touched while at her part time job, at Harvest Time Market, which is located at 1160 Old Harris Road Dallas, GA 30132.

Her boss, identified as Kenneth DeWayne Wiggins (W/M, 56) who is also the co-owner of Harvest Time Market, reportedly touched the juvenile multiple times on the intimate parts of her body while in the office area of the business.

Once the victim was able to get out of the office, she went home and told her parents what happened and they subsequently contacted authorities.

Detectives immediately launched an investigation into the incident and ultimately secured warrants for Wiggins’ arrest a few days later. Wiggins was arrested without incident on November 11, 2022 and charged with the below listed offenses. He was released on bond later that day.

Kenneth DeWayne Wiggins (W/M, 56 YOA)

        -Sexual Battery (M) – 3 Counts

        -False Imprisonment (F)

Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage anyone with information about this case or if you have been victimized by Wiggins in the past, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip line at (770) 443-3047 or send a message via the Paulding Sheriff mobile app.

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