Columbia County authorities charged a Martinez man Wednesday with sex crimes against a young girl across several years.
Alton Henry Rau III, 23, of Loblolly Trail, allegedly molested the victim, now 19, on numerous occasions when she was between the ages of 6 and 12, according to a sheriff’s office incident report. The incidents occurred between 1999 and 2004.
The incidents happened at homes in Martinez and Grovetown, according to the report.
Rau is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.
He was already jailed before the child molestation charge to await trial on charges of drug possession and financial transaction card theft for incidents that occurred in March.
Rau also was arrested in May for possession of a Schedule IV drug and possession of marijuana, according to the report.