UGA employee charged with child molestation

ATHENS — A maintenance worker at the University of Georgia has been arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested 26-year-old Obadiah Lindsey, of Monroe, on two counts of child molestation Monday.

According to the GBI, information was discovered during a separate investigation that indicated Lindsey had been having sexual contact with a juvenile in Athens-Clarke County.

GBI agents say they learned that Lindsey was employed with the grounds and facilities department at the University of Georgia as a maintenance worker.

The UGA Police Department assisted with locating and arresting Lindsey without incident.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this investigation may contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at (706) 552-2309.

Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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