Mobile man charged with molesting granddaughter

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Mobile police have arrested a man on charges he molested his granddaughter over an eight year period.

Sgt. Michael Young, a police spokesman, said 60-year-old Michael Eugene Barton was arrested at his residence on Tuesday.

He was charged with rape, sexual abuse, sodomy and incest.

Police said the child's mother reported the allegations.

The alleged abuse occurred at Barton's home. Barton was booked into Metro Jail.

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