The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help find a man wanted for allegedly sexually battering a child under the age of 12.
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods made the announcement through his “Wanted by Woods” social media series that spotlights individuals that are wanted for various crimes throughout the county.
According to the social media post, 35-year-old Deitrich Shyrone Bess is wanted for allegedly battering a child under the age of 12. The post suggests Bess stole the “child’s innocence.”
“Because of what he did, a child lost the ability to have a care-free childhood,” reads the post. “We need to get him off the streets before he hurts another child.”
The sheriff’s office is asking the public to provide any information it may have on Bess’s whereabouts to call (352) 732-9111.