Grovetown man charged with molesting 7-year-old girl

Mark Edward Yelton, 47, of Pauline Street in Grovetown, was charged Nov. 19 with molesting a 7-year-old girl.

A Grovetown man is in jail for sexually molesting his girlfriend’s daughter seven years ago.

Mark Edward Yelton, 47, of Pauline Street, was arrested Nov. 19 after a Columbia County Grand Jury indicted him on three counts of child molestation and one count of aggravated child molestation on Nov. 7, according to court documents.

Yelton’s former girlfriend, who lives in North Augusta, reported the incident to Columbia County authorities on Aug. 14. The woman said her now-14-year-old daughter told her Yelton molested her when she was 7, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The girl said Yelton molested her once seven years ago when she and her mother lived with him.

Yelton is being held at the Columbia County Detention Center without bond.