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Chatham County Couple Arrested for Child Abuse, Sexual Battery


In October 2015, the Chatham County Department of Social Services contacted the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office regarding allegations that Regis Leon Lindsey, 31, of 4112 Bay Doe Street, Ramseur, had sexually assaulted two children under the age of 12. The case was originally closed as unfounded, but new information led to the reopening of the case in 2016.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has since charged Regis Leon Lindsey, 31, of 4112 Bay Doe Street, Ramseur, with two counts of assault on a child under 12, two counts of misdemeanor child abuse, and two counts of sexual battery. Investigators have also charged Lindsey’s girlfriend, Thomasine Meshell Taylor, 35, of 13015 NC HWY 902, Bear Creek, with two counts of misdemeanor child abuse.

\Taylor was arrested on December 9, 2016, and given a $5,000 unsecured bond. Lindsey was arrested on December 28, 2016, and given a $2,000 secured bond. They are each scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on January 23, 2017.


Regis Leon Lindsey, 31


Thomason Meshell Taylor, 35

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