Ohio man arrested, charged with criminal sexual conduct with Mount Pleasant child

Dennis Herris (Canton Repository/Clark County Jail)

Mount Pleasant Police have issued an arrest warrant for a Canton, Ohio man accused of sexually assaulting a minor.

The Canton County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Office has arrested Dennis C. Herris, 66, who is scheduled to appear in an Ohio courtroom Friday for an extradition hearing.

A judge will decide Friday if Herris will be brought back to South Carolina to face prosecution on a criminal sexual conduct charge from Mount Pleasant Police.

Herris is accused of improperly touching a minor multiple times at a home in Mount Pleasant the between April 13-16, 2017. The incidents were reported April 19.

According to the Canton Repository newspaper, Herris is a retired former music and marching band director for the school district in Canton, serving from 1995 to 2006.

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