Demarcus White

A Grovetown man has been arrested after he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in his care, investigators said.

Demarcus Lee White, 22, was charged May 5 with two counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation. He’s being held without bond.

Grovetown police said a female friend asked White to care for her two youngest children while she served time on a drug charge.

The girl, who has since turned 13, said White began grooming her in February by engaging in oral sex with her. She told investigators White had sexual intercourse with her several times one day in early April.

White admitted to committing the acts during interviews with police. Investigators say more charges are pending against him.