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TBI arrests Dyer County constable on child sex exploitation charge

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A Dyer County constable has been arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

Derick Hundley, 29, 153 Hawthorne St., Dyersburg, Tenn., was taken into custody by the TBI around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday and charged with one count of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

TBI spokesperson Kristin Helm said she could not go into detail about the case at this time, but did confirm federal authorities were involved.

"This is a state charge, but the investigation is ongoing and TBI is working with the FBI on this case," stated Helm.

Hundley is the constable of District H in Dyer County and is a former officer with the Halls Police Department.

Hundley appeared for arraignment in Dyer County General Sessions Court on Monday morning and was issued a $250,000 bond by Judge Jason Hudson. Hundley is currently being housed in the Obion County Jail.

Tennessee law describes aggravated sexual exploitation as when a person knowingly promotes, sells, distributes, transports, purchases or exchanges material, or possess with the intent to promote, sell, distribute, transport, purchase or exchange material, that includes a minor engaged in a sexual activity or a simulated sexual activity that is patently offensive.

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hope he don't get away with it!

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Tue, Jul 24, 2012, at 11:11 AM

been knowing this person all his life,he is a fine young man,don,t know how he got caught up in this!!if he,s guilty ?? sounds like another set up to me!!!

-- Posted by grace on Tue, Jul 24, 2012, at 3:30 PM

Yeah right.... protect him like Penn State was tryint to protect Paterno and Sandusky..

-- Posted by DMASE on Wed, Jul 25, 2012, at 12:17 AM

i thought every one was innocent till proven guilty,sounds like u trying to be judge jury & hangman all in one may god have mercy on your soul!!

-- Posted by grace on Wed, Jul 25, 2012, at 4:49 PM

I don't seem to understand why the people in Dyersburg who hold a title in authority are being caught in all kinds of criminal acts. It seems like in the United States anymore it starts at the top and goes down to the bottom. I just wonder how much longer the Good Lord is going to let this world go on in the shape it is in before he calls his people home......

-- Posted by Gerty on Wed, Jul 25, 2012, at 7:34 PM

Sorry Grace but its Guilty until proven innocent, unless ur in the right family or have the cash to pay the crime off.... According to scriptures Gerty, we haven't seen nothing yet... It's really gonna be bad and the only thing we can do is live life according to the bible the best we know how...

-- Posted by DMASE on Fri, Jul 27, 2012, at 1:51 AM

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