82-year-old Lexington man faces multiple child sex abuse charges

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Lexington man is facing multiple sex abuse charges after reports of alleged sexual abuse with three children since 2004.

John Emil Deremer, 82, of 210 Waywood Drive, Lexington, is charged with four counts of first degree sexual offense with a child and three counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Deputies say Deremer sexually abused three children, all under the age of 13, between April 8, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2013.

Deremer is in jail under a $100,000 bond. His court date is April 22.

10 comments

  • Ashley

    SHUT UP! DONT COMMENT UNLESS YOU KNOW THE STORY. HE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING, THE GIRLS ARE THEIR PARENTS LIED TO GET ATTENTION. SO SAD!

    • angela b.

      you should not disrespect others on here by telling them to shut up. everyone has a right to share their views

  • Cat

    I have a hard time believing that parents would put their children through the stress of investigations if there was not suspicion. I am partial to believe to accused is guilty until proven innocent in the case of child abuse. Honestly, I would rather both the accused and the victims go through a thorough investigation because ANY type of abuse towards minors is not a joke and shouldn’t be taken lightly. If he is found innocent and this was malice from the parents, then the accused can then sue the parents.

    • angela b.

      Ashley i know u want to believe in this mans innocence but as a victim of child molestation myself i will tell u children especially not three are not going to be able to maintain this story. From what i have read investigators found evidence in his home . There was an investigation they did not just run out and arrest him. They would have to have evidence to take to magistrate or da to get warrant for his arrest. Children are our most precious commodity and they do not have the skills adults do to lie consistently so i believe the evidence i believe the victims.

      • Ashley

        ANGLEA B I DONT CARE WHO YOU BELIEVE BUT I KNOW THIS MAN AND HE IS NOT PHYSICALLY ABLE TO DO ANYTHING DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES, AND YES KIDS DO LIE AT TEEN AGE YEARS TO GET ATTENTION EXPECAILLY WHEN THEY ARE IN TROUBLE AND NEED AN EXCUSE TO GET OUT. IM SORRY THIS HAPPENED TO YOU BUT THIS MAN DID NOTHING WRONG. AND PEOPLE CAN SHARE THEIR VIEWS BUT DONT MAKE JUDGEMENT ON SOMEONE YOU DONT KNOW BY SAYING ONE SICK OLD GUY! THANKS!

  • Ashley B

    What comes around goes around and the truth will be told and this man can go on living his life peacefully

  • Julie

    I agree with Angela. I know people want to believe the best when someone they know is accused of something so heinous. But people can surprise you. I hope you are right Ashley and these children weren’t abused. Time will tell I suppose. Btw- when people type in all caps it’s kinda hard to read

  • Kristie Douglas

    These people make me sick. Just because someone is old and has health issues doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of molesting a child. Some people just can never get over the DENIAL portion of the grief that these monsters cause in all their loved ones lives. Hope this creep rots and dies in jail!! I really feel for the child that has to put up with by not being believed ……I know just how damaging that is to a child.

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