A Rome man is in custody at the Polk County jail on child sexual abuse charges.
Jairus Demond Brown, 29, of 526 West 13th Street in Rome was arrested Thursday after an investigation into the sexual abuse of a minor. Brown is charged with felony child molestation and felony sexual assault.
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Bond has been denied and Brown remains in custody at the time of this publication.
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