Franklin man charged with molesting girl

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, November 21, 2012

FRANKLIN—A Franklin man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a girl, Franklin police said.

David Laine Stith, 53, of 504 Pretlow St. was charged with rape and sodomy of a child less than 13, abduction, taking indecent liberties with a child and possession of cocaine for the incidents that occurred from September to November.

The alleged victim’s mother at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday notified police after she noticed her daughter was behaving differently. The mother questioned her daughter, who told her about what allegedly happened.

Stith was taken to the police department for questioning. During the investigation, information was obtained that led to Stith’s arrest. He was taken to Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.