Sandy Springs police are accusing an 86-year-old North Carolina preacher of molesting a child when he lived in Georgia in the 1990s.
Clarence Caldwell Arquitt Jr. of Sanford, N.C., was arrested in North Carolina in charges of child molestation, aggravated child molestation and sodomy, Sandy Springs police said in a press release. Arquitt was arrested in Lee County, N.C., and released on a $30,000 bond, Sandy Springs police said. Police seek to extradite him to Georgia to face the charges against him, police said.
Police said the victim, now in her 20s, was molested from the time she was approximately 3 years old until age 11.
Arquitt, the police said, worked in a variety of churches or church-related schools in north Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi,Alabama and Florida, police said.