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Molester suspect arrested

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A tip from the community helped take a suspected child molester off the streets.

Wednesday afternoon Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals said 23-year-old Jamie Maurice Smith was taken into custody by the Dougherty County Sheriff's office along West Colquitt Avenue.

The Sheriff's office received calls that Smith was in Dougherty County. He's being held on two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of statutory rape.

Investigators say the man is believed to have traded drugs to have sex with the 13-year-old girl.

Investigators aren't releasing the names of the girl's adult guardian to protect her identity.

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