Soldier indicted on child molestation charges

Branden Bounds Courtesy of: Columbus Police Dept.
Branden Bounds Courtesy of: Columbus Police Dept.

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A Muscogee County Grand Jury has indicted a Fort Benning soldier on child molestation charges.

The document was handed down in Superior Court Tuesday and charges Branden Bounds with aggravated child molestation, child molestation and aggravated sodomy.

Bounds was arrested back in March and detectives say he molested a five-year-old girl, allegedly making the child perform various sex acts on him and encouraging her not to tell anyone.

He has pled not guilty.

According to police, the incidents occurred when the child's mother, who was Bounds' girlfriend at the time, was out running errands.

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