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The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Ringgold, Ga., man authorities say had sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Timothy Dewayne Kernea, 25, of 35 Edwards Lane, was arrested Friday on charges of statutory rape, aggravated child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

As of Monday night, he is being held without bond at the Catoosa County Jail.

According to an incident report, Kernea was supposed to take care of the girl for two weeks, and she stayed at his house.

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