Walton County Man Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse

A Walton County man has been found guilty of lewd or lascivious battery on a 12-year-old.

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced Riordan Edward Boblitt faces 20 years in state prison and will be designated a sexual offender.

The victim testified that Boblitt began molesting her in December of 2009, when she was seven-years-old.

She said he had sex with her when she was only 12-years-old, and then tried again when she was 14.

Circuit Judge Frank Bell presided and has scheduled sentencing for July 16th.

Two additional cases against Boblitt are still pending.