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CROWN POINT | A Hobart man is accused of molesting a mildly autistic girl, according to court records. 

Rickey D. Brown Jr., 37, was charged Thursday with child molesting, a Level 4 felony. He remained Friday in the Lake County Jail without bail.

Hobart police began investigating Brown after officials at the girl's elementary school noticed she was rocking back and forth while touching herself, according to court records. The girl told detectives Brown "cuddles" her while she is naked, according to the affidavit.

Brown allegedly admitted to tickling the girl, and he said laying next to her, "drives him bug(expletive)," according to the affidavit. He allegedly told police he was worried by the incidents and wanted help. 

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