Sex Abuse Against Minor

Northwest Florida authorities have arrested a Chipley man on felony sex charges.

Donald Ray Hawkins is in the Washington County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

He’s charged with sexual battery on a minor. The victim is reportedly under the age of 12.

Investigators say the 46-year-old committed lewd and lascivious acts on the child over a two-year period in his home.

Hawkins' arraignment is scheduled for next month.