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Couple arrested for sexual assault of child
LIVINGSTON — After a three-month long investigation which began based on a Crime Stoppers tip, Anthony Dewayne Cornelius, 39, and his wife Mistina Olivia Cornelius, 35, residing in Polk County have been arrested on three counts of Sexual Assault of a Child and one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and ARE currently being held in the Polk County Jail on bonds totaling $100,000 each. Lt. Craig Finegan with the Criminal Investigation Division received a tip that the Cornelius’ had been giving alcohol and drugs to young teenage boys — ranging from 13 to 16 years of age — then Mistina Cornelius having sexual intercourse with the teens while her husband watched. After compiling sufficient evidence in the investigation, Lt. Finegan met with Polk County District Attorney Lee Hon and arrest warrants were obtained for the arrest of Anthony and Mistina Cornelius for the sexual abuse charges. On Sept. 1, Anthony and Mistina Cornelius were arrested after attempts to elude law enforcement for several days and booked into the Polk County Jail. Lt. Finegan asks that anyone with information of other known child victims to come forward or call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 936-329-9028.