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Man charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation

April 2, 2020–5:14 a.m.


A Ringgold man was booked into the Floyd County Jail Tuesday on charges of criminal attempt to commit aggravated child molestation, obscene internet contact with a child and sexual exploitation of a child.

According to jail records, 30-year old Jerith Edward Bochy made contact with someone he believed to be under the age of 16 on social media.

He engaged in a graphic conversation and traveled to Floyd County with the intent to engage in sex acts.

Bochy was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance after he was found with three chewable gummies, each containing 10mg of THC.