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Grovetown man charged with molesting 7-year-old girl

Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 5:37 PM
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A Grovetown man is in jail for sexually molesting his girlfriend’s daughter seven years ago.

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


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.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 11/26/12 - 08:22 pm
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Man, that is a tough call! I

Man, that is a tough call! I hope there is more evidence than a "she said", and NO evidence of a payback.
One needs Solomon's wisdom to sort these things out.

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harley_52 11/27/12 - 06:57 am
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Unless There's More Evidence...

....there's no way he can be convicted. His reputation is, of course, ruined one way or the other.

I have a real problem with this sort of thing where all it takes is some kind of wild accusation and you're arrested, picture posted in the local paper, and the sordid story (true, or not) published for all the world to see.

IF he's guilty, he deserves it....but if he isn't he's been horribly wronged. I would hope there's more evidence than the claim of a teenage daughter of an ex-girlfriend about something happening seven years ago.

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soapy_725 11/27/12 - 11:27 am
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A good lawyer and some counter suits
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for liable and defamation will do wonders. If he is innocent? If he is guilty, then a better lawyer will suffice. Three confessions to matricide can find one free in CC.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 11/27/12 - 11:35 am
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That was exactly my point

That was exactly my point Harley. Generally, there is more detail than gets published in a criminal accusation, and I trust that is the case here. If not, this man could be ruined over a lie.

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whyme 11/27/12 - 12:55 pm
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So glad to see some intelligent comments on this article rather than the usual inflammatory remarks toward either person, made solely on what is presented and not on facts. Also glad that there was no extraneous comments about the weather, Black Friday shopping, etc. Wish all of the folks who post would be so appropriate!

lovethebeach45
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lovethebeach45 11/27/12 - 04:40 pm
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This sorry SOB is going to pay, from what I know you could not make this stuff up, I work with law enforcement and you would not believe what really goes on out here in the real world

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