Columbus man facing sexual battery charge

November 13, 2013 9:42:39 AM

Sarah Fowler - sfowler@cdispatch.com

 

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with sexual battery. 

 

Johnathan Keaton, 27, of 24 Priscilla Circle, was arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Monday morning and charged with one count of sexual battery. Keaton allegedly sexually assaulted a child under the age of 14, according to law enforcement. Law enforcement became aware of the alleged assault after the girl's mother contacted law enforcement. The investigation is ongoing according to officials with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department.  

 

Keaton is currently in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention on a $20,000 bond.

Sarah Fowler covers crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.