LaGrange man allegedly assaults teen girl

(Troup County Jail)

LAGRANGE, Ga — A local man faces sexual assault charges after police say he allegedly tried to approach a 15-year-old girl Wednesday.

A statement by the LaGrange Police Department says 59-year-old Robert Young faces four counts each of child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and solicitation of sodomy. He was booked into the Troup County Jail.

Police say the run-in between Young and the girl happened around 3 p.m. Wednesday but wasn’t reported until later that day around 5:40 p.m. The victim identified Young as her attacker.

Investigators say they will continue to work on the case.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 3 for updates.

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