A 37-year-old Watkinsville man remains in the Oconee County Jail without bond on charges that he molested a 14-year-old girl.
Walter Kent Hipps Jr., 37, of Bouldercrest Circle, was arrested Friday on charges of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation, according to the Watkinsville Police Department.
Police began their investigation after the allegations were reported to police by the child’s family, who were acquaintances of the suspect, Police Chief Lee O’Dillon said.
Hipps is accused of having sexual contact with the girl numerous times over a period of months, police said.
A bond hearing has not been set, but he will have to go before a Superior Court judge for the hearing.