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Covington man charged with child molestation

COVINGTON — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Covington man who has been accused of repeatedly molesting a young girl over the course of several years.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Felicia Jefferson said that the now-12-year-old victim disclosed in early December that Charles Henry White had molested her on several occasions during the time period between when she was in first grade and fourth grade.

“An investigation was started and there was enough probable cause to issue a warrant on Mr. White based on what was disclosed during the forensic interview,” Jefferson said.

White, of 470 Roseberry Road, was arrested on Dec. 5 and was charged with statutory rape, aggravated sodomy and aggravated child molestation.