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Effingham Co. man charged with aggravated child molestation

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Police take Robert Hart into custody Police take Robert Hart into custody
Robert Hart (Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office) Robert Hart (Source: Effingham County Sheriff's Office)
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

An Effingham County man is behind bars, accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl.

Robert Hart was arrested just before 7 p.m. Thursday at his home on Withlacoochee Ave. in Meldrim. 

He is a registered sex offender and was previously convicted for child molestation in 2006. He was on probation from those charges.

"It is one of those things where it is a pretty despicable crime. The things he did to this child is something I can't really talk about here on TV. Like I said, this guy is apparently a repeat offender now. He has done this before. He molested a child in Bulloch County several years ago. He is on probation. He is a registered sex offender," said David Ehsanipoor, Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

Hart has been charged with aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy and cruelty to children in the first degree.

He is currently being held at the Effingham County Jail. 

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