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GA sheriff's officer charged with child molestation

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Our NBC news partners at WTOC are reporting Chatham County Sheriff's Deputies along with investigators arrested Lieutenant Rick Hall Friday night.

Hall is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation, according to the Sheriff's Office. He was arrested and charged with aggravated child molestation. A search warrant was conducted at his residence on Wilmington Island late Friday evening.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Hall is suspended without pay pending further investigation. He is currently being held at the Chatham County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.

The investigation was a joint effort between the CCSO and the District Attorney's Office, with technical assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Records at the Chatham County jail show Hall is being held without bond.

Hall joined the CCSO in 1985 and has been a lieutenant since 2007.

Chief Deputy Roy Harris and Sheriff Al St Lawrence will speak about the matter at a press conference on Monday, Dec. 23rd.

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