Charles Woodall, 34, was arrested Monday on multiple counts of child molestation and other charges. (Credit: Knox County Jail)

Former GBI agent arrested on multiple child molestation charges

A former GBI agent was arrested Monday on multiple counts of child molestation and other charges, the agency said Tuesday.

Charles Woodall, 34, was a GBI agent from December 2011 until his resignation on Oct. 7.

“After allegations of sexual misconduct by Woodall were reported to the district attorney, the GBI initiated the investigation on September 11, 2015, at the request of the Bibb County district attorney’s office,” GBI spokesman Scott Dutton said.

Bibb District Attorney David Cooke said Woodall is accused of molesting and showing obscene material to three middle school boys starting in 2005, WMAZ-TV in Macon reported. Cooke said it happened over nine years in Bibb County and that Woodall knew the boys from church, according to the station.

Woodall was arrested at his family’s home in Knoxville, Tenn., by GBI agents along with agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He was booked into the Knox County Jail to await extradition to Georgia.

Dutton said Woodall was charged with nine counts of child molestation, six counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes, one count of electronically furnishing obscene material to minors and one count of violation of oath of office.

Dutton said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that can assist investigators in the case is asked to call the GBI’s regional office in Perry, Ga., at 478-987-4545.

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