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Rockdale officer arrested, discharged over child molestation charges
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ROCKDALE COUNTY, GA. -- A deputy with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office has been arrested and terminated after being accused of child molestation in Conyers. 

23-year-old Joseph Robert Harding was arrested on Thursday after Conyers Police concluded an investigation that Harding molested a known juvenile female acquaintance in April 2013.

After his arrest, Harding was terminated by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office. He had been an employee at the jail since September 2012.

"We worked with the Conyers Police Department as they conducted their investigation and swiftly terminated Harding following his arrest," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "Unfortunately, this is another example of an employee not representing the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office in the high standard of conduct and professionalism that the citizens of this county deserve."

Harding has been charged with Aggravated Child Molestation and Aggravated Sodomy.

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