Karate instructor, sailor charged with child molestation

Published On: Dec 24 2013 12:58:19 PM EST
Updated On: Oct 25 2013 05:22:17 PM EDT
Thomas Ary and Ricky Harris Jr.

Camden County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Thomas Ary and Ricky Harris Jr.

CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -

A Camden County karate instructor and a Kings Bay sailor were each arrested Thursday and charged with one count of child molestation in two unrelated cases, according to the Camden County Sheriff's Office.

Thomas Ary, 59, an instructor at Pak's Karate Academy in Kingsland, and Ricky Harris Jr., 32, a sailor at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, are being held at the Camden County jail.

Ary was arrested after an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The Sheriff's Office did not release any details of the investigation. GBI said there could be more charges.

Harris was arrested as the result of an investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

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