Columbia man charged with molestation of a 14-year-old

A 63-year-old Columbia man is facing molestation charges following an alleged incident with a 14-year-old girl.

Larry James Watts turned himself in Wednesday and was taken into custody. Police say they received a complaint Monday regarding sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl. According to investigators, Watts inappropriately touched the girl, and began fondling himself. Police say this isn't the first time Watts has been accused of similar behavior. Watts resides in the Marion County jail charged with the touching of a child for lustful purposes which is a felony. He is expected to make his initial court appearance Thursday.