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Man Charged with Child Molestation
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Charles L. Skrobot resigned from the Covington Redevelopment Authority last week after being charged with child molestation on Oct. 5.

Skrobot resigned via e-mail to City Planning Director Randy Vinson, stating, "Due to some very serious personal issues that have come to light lately in my life, I find it necessary to resign my position on the Covington Redevelopment Board. I feel that these issues may embarrass the board and impede its work."

Skrobot, 57, who owns Town Center Breads on Church Street, was brought in for questioning after a 4-year-old girl told her parents of an inappropriate incident that was allegedly perpetrated by Skrobot, according to Covington Police Department Lt. Paul Dailey.

The child was taken by a parent to a hospital in the county where she lives and hospital authorities contacted Covington Police because the alleged incident took place here. The child was given a forensic interview. Following that and the interview with Skrobot, Sgt. Mike Tinsley, who is handling the case, believed they had enough evidence to arrest him and charge him with child molestation, which is defined by Georgia law as "an immoral or indecent act to or in the presence of or with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of child or person."

Skrobot served two days in the Newton County Detention Center before being bonded out on a $11,200 property bond.