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DCSO investigating child molestation, rape

On Sunday, Jan. 7, at approximately 7:12 p.m., Investigator Demetric Koonce-Elijah responded to Bainbridge Memorial Hospital in reference to a child molestation complaint.

After an initial investigation, 17-year-old, David Scott Eakin Jr. was arrested for felony child molestation, rape and incest at his residence.

Eakin was then transferred to the Decatur County Jail, following his arrest. Eakin is still in the Decatur County Jail’s custody, while waiting for bonding procedures. Warrants were issued by the Decatur County Magistrate’s Office, following his offenses.

The investigation is currently ongoing, but remains a top priority for all involved.