A twenty-one-year-old Trion man, Cody Kirk, was arrested this week on child molestation charges and enticing a child for indecent purposes. 

The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating Cody Kirk for several weeks after a child’s parent notified the sheriff’s office that Kirk had been sending her son inappropriate sexual messages via text.

The child’s mother told WZQZ News last month that she had gone to the sheriff’s office to press charges after seeing texts, allegedly from Kirk, where he tried to pay the juvenile for sex.  Other texts asked the child to “go to a secret place” and allow him to perform sexual acts on the child.

Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader told WZQZ News on Wednesday that investigators gathered enough evidence to charge Kirk with enticing a child for indecent purposes and when they went to serve the warrant for his arrest, Kirk admitted to molesting another child two years ago.

Sheriff Schrader said that the two incidents were unrelated, but with Kirk’s confession, investigators had enough evidence to charge Kirk with the additional child molestation charges.

Kirk was booked into the Chattooga County jail on the charges.

From AM 1180