Michael Alvin Miller was arrested at his Covington home and charged with a child molestation felony and enticing a child for indecent purposes, also a felony, according to the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
NCSO Investigator Sharon Stewart said Miller was the friend of a friend of the child's mother. The 4-year-old had been left alone with Miller to give the child, whose father had passed away, a male influence in his life, the mother told the NCSO.
The case, which is still under investigation, was partly based on the child's testimony, according to Stewart.
Miller is not registered on the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's online Sex Offender list and is not believed to have previous sexual offenses on his record, said Stewart.
He has since been bonded out.
Another Covington resident was also booked into the Newton County Detention Center on Feb. 14 for statutory rape and aggravated child molestation.
Brent Walker Hill, 17, was arrested for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl. The two were reportedly friends and spent time hanging out together, according to Stewart.
The incident, which was reported by the girl's mother, allegedly occurred at Hill's residence.
Because the girl was at least 14 but younger than 16, the age of legal consent in Georgia, and Hill was younger than 18, he was charged with a statutory rape misdemeanor instead of a felony, according to state legislation passed in 2006.
Hill also has been bonded out since.