90 Day Fiance: Scottie Deem Charged with Child Molestation

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Angela and Michael are one of the new couples on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days. They've both raised a few eyebrows.

But while Angela Deem's recent DUI arrest is troubling, her daughter has been indicted on charges that are infinitely more serious.

Scottie Deem, Angela's adult daughter, has been indicted on 13 counts of child molestation.

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According to documents obtained by People, Scottie Deem was arrested on Sept. 27, 2017, in Hazlehurst, Georgia (yes, that's how Hazlehurst is spelled).

She was charged with aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy.

According to the indictment, she was charged with 11 counts of child molestation, one count of aggravated child molestation, and one count of statutory rape.

These charges stem from alleged incidents that took place between July 1 and August 31 of 2017.

This is ... grim and upsetting.

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On Sept. 28, 2017, Scottie was released on $38,700 bond just one day after her arrest, which tells you a lot about how seriously the justice system takes crimes against children.

For what it's worth, she was instructed to avoid any contact with children and to also avoid any public areas where children are likely to be (so, playgrounds, for one thing).

Scottie is a mother herself (Angela is only 53, but actually has six grandchildren), so we assume that this condition of bond made things complicated for her family.

It was not until nearly one year later, on Sept. 12, 2018, after prosecutors had built their case, that Scottie was indicted on all 13 counts.

Scottie Deem

Court documents accuse her of performing acts upon an underage male victim, including sodomy, oral sex, and "an indicent act in the presence of" 5 children who were also underage.

The indictment suggests that her suspected victim is a boy of under 16, but his age -- and of course, identity -- remain unknown.

Though Scottie's attorney has refrained from commenting, her next court date is Monday, October 1, and it is reported that she will plead not guilty.

Scottie has appeared multiple times during Angela's story on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days, even though it is believed that she filmed these scenes following her arrest.

That may mean that Scottie's family is either not fully aware of the charges against her, or doesn't care. And some fans have questions for TLC, too.

Angela Deem

90 Day Fiance is not the only show on which Angela and Scottie have appeared together.

Twice, the mother and daughter have appeared on Maury (of course) because, both times, Angela accused Scottie of having a different baby daddy for her young daughters.

"She's a good woman; she ain't a hooch," Angela insisted on screen while also insisting that her daughter's baby daddy was other than who she claimed.

Angela had strongly suggested that Scottie was sex-crazed, which at the time got laughs. It sounds a lot more serious in light of these charges.

For the record, on both Maury appearances, Scottie was vindicated by DNA, which showed that Terry was the baby daddy of her daughters.

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Scottie is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday at 9:30am.

Since she reportedly plans to enter a plea of not guilty, many are concerned that her alleged victim and perhaps other underaged individuals who were witnesses will be dragged through the agony of a trial.

TLC does not have a comment on Scottie's arrest.

However, Scottie Deem will no longer appear on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days.

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