Scott Co. man arrested on child molestation charges


Web Editor - Amanda Roberts

 BENTON, Mo - A man has been arrested for child molestation following a sexual assault investigation.

Eddie S. Hamblin, 39 of Morley has been arrested and charged with two counts of Child Molestation in the first degree and one count of Statutory Sodomy in the first degree.

The victim told a forensic interviewer at the Beacon Health Center of the abuse incidents, and the Missouri Children's Division was contacted.

The Missouri Children's Division then proceeded to contact the Sheriff's Office after the victim's disclosure and an investigation.

Hamblin was arrested Friday morning, February 21st.

Hamblin has been released after posting a $20 thousand bond.