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Newton County man charged with molestation of 2 young boys

COVINGTON -- A 53-year-old Newton County man has been charged in connection with the molestation of two young boys.

David Randall Brooks, 53, of 10425 Ga. Highway 36, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts each of child molestation, cruelty to children in the first degree, enticing a child for indecent purposes and sexual battery.

According to Newton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Tyrone Oliver, the matter came to light when the mother of an 11-year-old boy told authorities of the incident that allegedly occurred when she allowed her son to spend the night with Brooks, a friend of the family.

The 11-year-old said that Brooks allegedly rubbed him on his chest area and then started to put his hands down his pants. When the youngster protested, he said Brooks stopped, Oliver said.

There was also a 14-year-old boy present at the time of the incident, who reported that Brooks had allegedly done the same thing to him, Oliver said.