Police have charged a 32-year-old East Ridge man with molesting the 13-year-old daughter of his live-in girlfriend.
Dustin G. Ellis is charged with sexual battery by an authority figure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The teen said Ellis has been providing her with alcohol and marijuana since January 2012 while her mother is at work.
She said in an incident in March 2012 that they were watching TV on a mattress while her mother was away. She said Ellis began molesting her.
She said it stopped when her mother called and said she was getting off work and coming home.
She said Ellis told her not to tell and to "take it to the grave."