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The former Emergency Management Director of Licking has been bound over on child molestation charges after waiving his preliminary hearing.

Prosecutors allege that 25 year-old Ryan Ferguson touched a twelve year-old girl in her "bad spot" and taught the girl to mimic the motion of intercourse over a six month period last year.

In several interviews with detectives, Ferguson admitted that he purposely touched the girl through her clothing several times, and at least one time when she was naked in the bathtub. He also told detectives that he, "fantasized about having sexual intercourse" with her.

Ferguson graduated from Licking High School in 2002, and according to the mayor of Licking, Ferguson's position as Emergency Management Director is on a volunteer basis.

Ferguson is scheduled to be arraigned in Texas County circuit court on June 2nd.