Hall County deputy charged with child molestation

Michael D. Nix, 42, was arrested Thursday after an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland told the accessnorthga.com Web site. Nix was a 20-year veteran with the sheriff's office.

"The preliminary investigation revealed an allegation of aggravated child molestation involving a 3-year-old female that Nix's wife had been babysitting in their Clermont home," Strickland told the Web site.

He said Nix was put on administrative leave Monday when the allegations surfaced and was terminated following his arrest.

Strickland said Nix was an investigator in the internal affairs unit.

Nix is being held without bond in the Hall County Jail.

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