A man suspected in a Metter child molestation and rape case was extradited from Missouri back to Candler County to face charges.
Bill Bodrey, special agent-in-charge of the Region 5 Georgia Bureau of Investigation office in Statesboro, said Monday that Connie Edwards, 52, of Carthage, Missouri, is being housed in the Candler County Jail on charges of child molestation, rape and sexual battery.
Bodrey said Edwards was in Missouri to face unrelated charges regarding an accident when he was located regarding the Metter charges. The victim in the Missouri case died, and Edwards was extradited back to Metter on Feb. 21.
Bodrey said the case remains under investigation, and to protect the victim, no information, including age, sex or whether the victim is related to Edwards, will be released.
Jail reports do not list where the alleged incident occurred, but Bodrey said that the case was a Metter Police Department case and that the crimes occurred inside the Metter city limits.
Metter police Chief Mack Seckinger would not comment on the case, referring all questions to Bodrey.
Edwards is being held without bond in the Candler County Jail, pending further court hearings.