TWIGGS COUNTY, Ga. — A Central Georgia man is charged with molesting his girlfriend’s 5-year-old daughter after an incident in Twiggs County last week.

According to a news release, the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Strawberry Lane around midnight Thursday for a call of ‘an unwanted subject on the property.’

When deputies met with the person who called police, they found out she caught her boyfriend molesting her 5-year-old daughter.

The woman also cut the suspect, identified as John Lawarren Williams, with a sword as he tried to leave the house.

Williams turned himself in to Sheriff Darren Mitchum around 6 a.m. that day. He was treated for a minor cut on his hand and then interviewed by investigators.

He’s charged with aggravated child molestation and two counts of cruelty to children. Bond has not been set.

MORE FROM TWIGGS COUNTY

RELATED: St. Patrick's Day weekend sees deputies increasing checkpoints

RELATED: Twiggs County native celebrates 100th birthday

RELATED: Twiggs Sheriff’s Office warns of bogus deed notice letters