Local military serviceman hit with child molestation charges
Grovetown, Ga. — A Fort Gordon US Army Sargent was arrested for molesting a Clemson area girl inside of his residence.
Officers from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said that the victim ran away from her home in the Greater Clemson area recently. The suspect had been communicating with the victim online, although officers declined to reveal which social media outlet they were communicating on.
Officers spotted the victim in the laundry room of the suspect’s apartment.
The victim was returned to the custody of her parents on Wednesday.
Army Sgt. Christopher Thomas Muse, 31, was arrested by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and is charged with child molestation and interstate interference with custody.
Mr. Muse is at the Columbia County Jail in Evans. He could also be court-martialed by the military on the molestation charge.