Man, 41, accused of showing young girls adult toys, calling them beautiful

Jerry Matthews is charged after deputies say she showed young girls adult toys. (Source: The Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

Monday, Sept. 30, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- An Augusta man has been arrested and charged after deputies say he approached two young girls.

Jerry Wayne Matthews allegedly approached a 13-year-old and another young girl at a business on the 2800 block of Washington Road. An arrest warrant claims he told the girls he had something to show them.

Deputies say he handed the 13-year-old girl a shoebox filled with adult toys, and told her, "you're so beautiful".

Matthews is charged with non-aggravated child molestation.

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