A Thomson man has been charged with two counts of molesting two children under the age of 10.

The Thomson Police Department arrested Deontavious Quadrez Mew,  24, of the 200 block of Mulberry Street  Sept. 23 after a complaint was made that Mew touched the children inappropriately during a recent visit.

According to Thomson Police Chief Anson Evans, police officers responded to a disturbance call in the 100 block of White Oak Road Extension around 7 p.m., Sept 23, and learned of the allegation against Mew. Police investigators were called to the scene but Mew was not present.  A short while later, a patrol unit rode by White Oak Street Park and saw a crowd gathering and stopped to investigate.

There they discovered Mew, the children’s mother and relatives engaged in a physical altercation. “Mew said to officers that they were trying to kill me,” Evans said.

Officers separated Mew and the relatives while police detectives arrived to take statements and conduct interviews.  Evans said the complainant had also filed an allegation against Mew with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 5.

During the investigation and from statements, police discovered that Mew had an active domestic violence warrant against him and he was arrested, transported to the McDuffie County Jail and placed on investigative hold. He had been initially charged with simple battery and criminal trespass for the family violence offenses.

According to Evans, investigators sought evidence that connected Mew “to more egregious acts against the juveniles.”   The evidence was confirmed, an arrest warrant was issued Sept. 25 and Mew was subsequently charged with two counts of aggravated child molestation of two children under 10 years old.

He remains in the McDuffie County jail and bond has not been set.

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