Child Molester

An accused child molester will remain behind bars, at least for now.

36-year-old Harold Baxter Carter of Headland appeared before a judge on Friday to ask that his bond be reduced. He’s charged with one count of rape, one count of sexual abuse and six counts of sodomy.

Bond in the case has been set at $650,000.

Investigators say the girls involved in the case are only six and nine years of age.

Defense Attorney Tom Brantley claims a jealous ex-girlfriend is behind the charges. But District Attorney Doug Valeska said Carter belongs in jail.

Judge John Steensland refused to lower bond and Carter is still being held in the Houston County Jail.