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      Morgan County man charged with child molestation

      James Wesley Varner Jr., 42, was taken into custody after an investigation by the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.

      A Gravois Mills man has been charged with 1st degree child molestation.

      James Wesley Varner Jr., 42, was taken into custody after an investigation by the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.

      Morgan County Court documents say that between October 1, 2013 and October 31, 2013, Varner touched a 13-year girl inappropriately. During an interview with police, the victim also said Varner touched her inappropriately for the first time in July 2013 in a hotel room in Columbia.

      On April 16th, the Sheriff's Office received information involving the sexual abuse of a child. Varner was questioned and placed under arrest.

      Varner's bond was set at $200,000.