GBI Investigates Child Molestation

WARREN COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Warren County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call on Tuesday, May 8 at approximately 6:00 p.m. regarding the report of child molestation, which occurred on that day.

At approximately 7:00 p.m., the Warren County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's (GBI) Region 7 office regarding the child molestation investigation.  GBI and Warren County Sheriff's Office Deputies conducted interviews reference this investigation.

The 10-year-old victim was interviewed the following day, May 9, 2018, at the Child Advocacy Center in Thomson, McDuffie County, Georgia, where the child said they were touched in a sexual manner by Jonathan Gilbert Wiederaenders, age 68.

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Wiederaender was interviewed and arrested for Child Molestation.

Wiederaender was transported to the McDuffie County Sheriff's Office Detention Center.

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