More child sex crime charges for Fmr. Cobb Co. GOP Chairman accused in Laurens

Joseph Russell Dendy
Joseph Russell Dendy

COBB CO., GA (WSPA) – Fmr. Cobb Co., Georgia GOP Chairman Joseph “Joe” Dendy has been indicted on 13 charges.

The indictment in Cobb Co. shows the following charges:

· 3 counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes

· 4 counts of child molestation

· 4 counts of cruelty to children in the first degree

· 1 count aggravated sexual battery

· 1 count aggravated child molestation

The indictment accuses Dendy of crimes against 2 boys.

One under 16 and the other under 18.

It says the incidents happened in the closet inside Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, the fitting room of a department store and a bathroom.

Dendy is accused of molestation, sodomy and threatening to harm a child and the child’s family.


In Laurens, he is accused of inappropriately touching a 10-year-old girl in Laurens Co., S.C., according to warrants.

The Laurens incident report says one of the parents called the police about Dendy touching the child.

The parent said it happened between June 4 and June 7, 2015.

They said Dendy asked the girl to play hide and seek with him in a back bedroom.

The child said Dendy grabbed her buttocks and wouldn’t let go and that it made her uncomfortable.

Dendy is charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor under 11, 1st degree in Laurens Co.

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