Student charged with child molestation
An Alcovy High School student was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with sexually molesting three boys.
Zane Michael Stodghill, 17, is currently being held with no bond at the Newton County Jail on charges of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery sodomy. The three victims are brothers, but not related to Stodghill, only known to him.
According to Newton County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer Cortney Morrison, the three victims, ages 7, 9 and 9, “made an outcry” to a caregiver. They alleged they were assaulted by Stodghill from Nov. 1, 2012, to mid-July of this year in multiple instances.
The caregiver notified the children’s parents, who took the victims to a hospital and called authorities.
All three boys were given forensic interviews, in which they reportedly told of the abuse at the hands of Stodghill.