Houston & Peach

Teenager charged as adult in aggravated child molestation case

A teenager has been charged with two counts of aggravated child molestation by Houston County authorities.

The teenager is charged as an adult on the felony charges, sheriff’s Capt. Randall Banks said.

The teenager, who lives out of state, was in Houston County visiting when the alleged acts happened.

Houston County investigated the teenager after being contacted by another county in Georgia, which has a similar case against him there, Banks said.

Houston County jail records show only that the teen was born in 2003, which makes him either 13 or 14, depending on whether he has had a birthday this year.

After the teenager was charged by Houston County authorities and booked at the jail Wednesday, he was transferred to the Macon Youth Development Center.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser