Child molestation arrest in Cordele

Police say Paul Willis himself prompted investigation that leads to arrest
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CORDELE, GA – A Cordele man faces charges of child molestation and sexual battery after a nearly month long investigation, spurred by the suspect himself calling police.

Cordele Police say on April 25th, a report was filed concerning Paul Willis being accused of possible child molestation by a relative.

A sixteen-year-old juvenile was reported to be the victim of sexual battery and child molestation.

Willis was the initial complainant of the call in which he wanted to make a report on the accused allegations.

As part of the investigation, the juvenile’s cell phone was collected as evidence and a search warrant was obtained for information stored within.

Over the course of the investigation, detectives determined that the allegations against Paul Willis were in fact true.

Willis was arrested on May 20th  at his residence in Cordele.

The 43 year old suspect was charged with one count of Child Molestation (Felony) and Sexual Battery (Felony). 

Paul Willis was processed and transported to the Crisp County Detention Center. 

We ask that anyone with additional information pertaining to this incident, to please contact the Cordele Police Department at 229.276.2921 or non-emergency 911 at 229.276.2690.