Neighbor, 82, arrested for child molestation in Glynn County

Last updated May 3, 2022 @ 10:12 AM ET

GLYNN COUNTY, GA – After hearing disturbing stories from her daughters about the time they spent living with their grandmother, a mother who recently regained custody of her two daughters reported a case of child molestation to the Glynn County Police Department.

On February 19, 2022, the two girls shared details of the sexual assault, that was allegedly perpetrated by a neighbor, with a police officer and a case was opened. In their statement to the police, the daughters referred to this neighbor as ‘Mr. Wesley’ and on March 16, 2022, 82-year-old Wesley Eugene Edge of the 40 block of Truckers Lane was arrested for several counts of child molestation.

According to the police report, one daughter was a victim of child molestation while the other was witness to it. The two girls stated that their grandmother would make them go door-to-door in their neighborhood every day to ask for food and money. Many of the neighbors, including Edge, would invite the girls inside.

The victim stated that the first time she went to his house was in August last year and that at this meeting he kissed her. After doing this he assured her that it was alright for him to do that and she did not report the incident to anyone. As time went on the sexual assault escalated with him also touching her genitals and touching himself, all the while assuring her that it was acceptable for him to do this.

The other daughter stated that on one occasion she saw her sister and Edge behind the dining room table and that Edge had his pants down and that she knew that this was not right. She also encouraged her sister to give her further details about was going on between her and ‘Mr. Wesley’.

The two girls’ mother stated that she only started hearing about these events since regaining custody in January this year. She was also present while the girls were giving their statements and encouraged them to share information with the police.

Although Edge has been arrested no further details about his arrest or trial are currently available.