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Social Circle man arrested on molestation charges

SOCIAL CIRCLE — A 67-year-old Social Circle man has been arrested in Florida on allegations that he molested a teenage family member in Social Circle several times over the course of a year.

According to the Social Circle Police Department, Donald Wayne Ewing of 308 W. Hightower Trail, faces three counts of child molestation. The 15-year-old victim’s parents contacted authorities earlier in April when they first learned of the allegations. The victim said the most recent incident occurred over the summer, said Police Chief Terry Sosebee.

He said arrest warrants were issued Wednesday after the victim underwent a forensic interview.

“Ewing is also known to have residences in Cleveland, Ga., and in the Amelia Island, Fla., area,” Sosebee said.

Ewing was arrested Wednesday by the Fernandina Beach Police Department and Social Circle officers were en route Thursday to pick him up and return him to Georgia, Sosebee said.