SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested last week on charges aggravated child molestation and sodomy.
According to an arrest report, Nicholas Fontana was booked at the Chatham County Jail on Wednesday, March 4, on the aforementioned charges.
An incident report from the Chatham County Police Department, an officer was patrolling near a business on Ogeechee Road when he noticed an abandoned motorcycle behind the building. The officer found Fontana walking from behind a shed. Fontana told the officer that he was looking for a friend, who he said he found in a sleeping bag.
The officer then found another male, who told the officer he had gotten into a fight with a friend and left his house. He stated that he was 28 years old.
The officer continued to question the two separately, and the second male eventually confessed that he was not 28 years old, and that he was actually a minor. He said he met Fontana on the dating app, Grindr, and that the two were having sex behind the shed.
Fontana was arrested.
Fort Stewart officials confirmed he is a 3rd Infantry Division soldier.
“We are aware of the charges against him and are cooperating with civilian law enforcement,” said a statement from the base.