TN man charged in Pee Dee for lewd act on child

Phillip Wenner (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)
Phillip Wenner (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) A Tennessee man charged with committing a lewd act on a child and criminal sexual conduct with a minor was arrested Wednesday by Florence County Sheriff's Office Investigators.

Phillip Wenner, 41, of McMinnville, Tennessee returned to Florence Wednesday after being arrested in Ohio, said Michael Nunn, spokesperson for the Florence County Sheriff's Office. In Florence, Wenner faces charges for Committing a Lewd Act on a Child and Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, charges alleged against Wenner during September and November of 2011.

The charges could bring a 15 year jail sentence for Wenner, said Nunn. A surety bond was set at $100,000 for Wenner Wednesday that includes electronic monitoring. Wenner is still currently in custody at the Florence County Detention Center.

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