Child molestation arrest

On 7/12/14 investigators with BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division were notified of a sexual relationship which existed between a 14 yoa female and a 21 yoa male.  Investigator Walter Deal opened a case and determined that the sexual contact had occurred at a residence in the 300 block of Lanier Drive, Statesboro, over a period of several months.  There was no evidence of force involved and the two individuals were not related.  The male offender, identified as Joshua Alexander Fordham (21 yoa, Lanier Drive, Statesboro), was arrested on 7/28/14 and charged with 7 counts of Statutory Rape, 1 count of Child Molestation, 1 count of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes, and 1 count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.  The juvenile female was charged with Unruly and Fornication.  Fordham is held without bond pending further judicial action.  Anyone with information on this case should contact Inv Deal at 912-764-1788 or submit an anonymous tip to