Coast DJ fired following charge of sexually exploiting children

Robert Dever

A WLOX Report

GULFPORT – Coast Radio Group terminated Robert Dever, 50, of Gulfport on Saturday, according to Coast Radio Group Operation’s Manager Bryan Rhodes. On Saturday, Dever was arrested and charged with misdemeanor malicious mischief and felony sexual exploitation of children.

According to the Coast Radio Group’s website, Dever was the midday announcer on Kicker 108 as Bob Dever. He was also an announcer on Z-95 FM as ‘Jay Roberts.’

Dever’s arrest was the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Task Force, the Biloxi Police Department and the Gulfport Police Department.

Dever was arrested in the 1200 block of Mill Road in Gulfport.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Dever had posted a note on the wall of the bathroom at a park in Biloxi asking that individuals who had an interest in sharing children for sex contact him.

That posting lead to the misdemeanor malicious mischief charge and also lead to an undercover internet investigation which identified Dever as being the person making the posting.

The investigation also lead to the execution of a search warrant at Dever’s residence where investigators recovered numerous images of children engaging in sexually explicit activities.

Those discoveries lead to the felony sexual exploitation of children charge.

After his arrest, Dever was incarcerated in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center pending a Biloxi Municipal Court bond of $300 for malicious mischief and a Harrison County bond of $50,000 for the sexual exploitation of children.

Harrison County Justice Court Judge Bruce Strong set the bond on the felony.

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