Referee Wesley Dean charged with child molestation

ATLANTA -- A top NCAA women's basketball referee has been arrested in suburban Atlanta on two counts of child molestation and one of enticing a child.

Wesley Dean, 56, was in custody Friday at the Cobb County Jail. It was unknown if he was being represented by an attorney.

Dean was arrested Sunday.

Dean worked the 2003 championship game between Connecticut and Tennessee. In 2006, he was chosen the Naismith women's official of the year. He worked NCAA tournament games from 1994 through 2014. He had worked games in a handful of leagues this season, including the Big East, American Athletic Conference, Atlantic 10 and Southern Conference.

"He has officiated for us and other conferences," Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino confirmed in an email to The Associated Press.