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Bond denied for CCSO Lt., federal investigation underway

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Lt. Rick Hall (Source: Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office) Lt. Rick Hall (Source: Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office)

Lt. Rick Hall, of the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, had his bond hearing re-scheduled to Friday, and was denied bond.

At his arraignment, Hall was denied bond then but requested a bond hearing, which was held Friday in judge's chambers and again denied.

Chatham County Sheriff's Deputy Lt. Rick Hall was arrested Friday, Dec. 20 at his Wilmington Island home on charges of aggravated child molestation.

Sheriff Al St. Lawrence says they received a tip Thursday, Dec 19 and that's when they began investigating. They got a search warrant and searched Hall's home on Wilmington Island and based on the evidence they found there, investigators arrested.

According to the sheriff's office, the only time Hall encountered children through his job was in 2007 when he supervised other deputies in Juvenile Court. That job lasted only for a couple months, and the sheriff's office says he didn't directly work with children.

Shortly after that, in 2008, the sheriff's office said they got a complaint about Hall, but there was not enough evidence to prosecute.

The sheriff's office would not release any details about how Hall knew his victim or if there are more victims.

Hall is also the subject of a federal investigation, according to the CCSO. No details on the federal investigation has been released, but the CCSO was informed of the investigation on Dec. 26. That investigation is currently ongoing.

Right now, they're just asking the public to call the Internal Affairs Division if you have any information that could help them in this case. (912) -665-9610

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