A Columbus man is in the Muscogee County Jail after being charged and arrested for allegedly touching a child inappropriately.
According to a CPD arrest report, John Paul Jones, 36, of Columbus, was arrested on July 19.
Jones is accused of inappropriately touching his girlfriend's 8-year-old daughter "in a sexual manner on the outside of her clothing" five times in the last three months. Jones told police he did so to be sexually-aroused.
Jones was arrested and charged with five counts of child molestation. He will appear in recorder's court on July 21 at 2 p.m.