Columbus man arrested on charges of statutory rape, child molestation

Columbus man arrested on charges of statutory rape, child molestation

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus man has been arrested on multiple charges, including statutory rape and child molestation.

According to police reports, officers were called to a home on George St. in reference to a missing juvenile on July 5.

19-year-old Jhaytronne Reshod Stinson was taken into custody on July 9 in connection with the incident.

Stinson has been charged with statutory rape, child molestation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and interference with custody.

Stinson appeared in Recorder's Court on July 11  where his case was bound over to state court for bond to be set.

Columbus police testified in court  that they found text messages from Stinson to the juvenile with instructions about how he was going to help her run away from home.  Police also said the juvenile told them she engaged in sexual intercourse with Stinson and that he gave her $40 to run away with.

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