Dylan Cade Williams, 18, turned himself into the Bartow County Jail Monday afternoon and was charged with statutory rape and three counts of child molestation.
Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said the arrest follows an investigation into an October incident.
Williams allegedly had sexual contact with a 14-year-old female to whom he was not related, according to Rogers. It is believed sexual contact was limited to the one incident.
The female’s parents originally contacted authorities, Rogers said.
Williams was held without bond Wednesday.
The 18-year-old was one of five arrested July 23 in a first-of-its-kind drug bust where Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force agents seized 7 ounces of the relatively “new” drug, molly. Short for molecular or molecule, molly is the powder or crystal form of MDMA and is usually considered of higher purity. MDMA is the main component in ecstasy.
Williams was granted $25,000 bond July 30 in superior court after being charged with trafficking ecstasy, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during a felony violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.
A grand jury in October indicted Williams on two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, possession of firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act.
Williams was not listed on the roster for LSU baseball Wednesday and calls to the college’s sports information office were not returned as of press time.