SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga (WFXG) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested and charged a Sylvania man for Child Molestation Friday, May 31.

In February, the GBI was requested by the Screven County Sheriff's Office to investigate allegations made against James Ryan Burkes, 26 for child molestation. The GBI says after investigation, it shows Burkes had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor in Screven County.

Burkes was charged with Child Molestation, Sexual Battery against a child under 16 and Battery. He was booked into the Screven County Jail.

This investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Screven County Sheriff’s Office at 912-564-2013 or the GBI regional investigative office in Stateboro at 912-871-1121.

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