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Posted: February 1, 2012 12:00 a.m.

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Man charged with child molestation

A 23-year-old Social Circle man remains in the Walton County jail after being charged with molesting a juvenile female Sunday night.

Richard Aaron Cart is facing charges of child molestation, obstruction, terroristic threats and criminal interference with government property. Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies and K9 deputy Jiggs assisted with the arrest of Cart. 

According to reports from the NCSO, deputies were called to the Social Circle home by Social Circle Police. They informed deputies that they received a call from the home and were told that Cart, who was living in the home at the time, had molested the child. A family member of the girl had entered the room and Cart fled the residence. When deputies arrived Cart had last been seen “running down a dirt road alongside the residence.”

Jiggs was given Cart’s hat and shirt from his room and began tracking Cart down Leech Road, then Cannon Drive, before coming to an area where large piles of wood chips and several tree stumps were visible. Once in that area the deputy noticed a pair of black pants and a pair of shoes visible in the area. Cart was identified, handcuffed and transported to the Walton County Jail where he remains, as of press time.

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