Georgia Gym Owner Charged with Child Molestation

May 3, 2023 by
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On Monday, the owner of Bare CrossFit in Evans, GA, was charged with child molestation after accusations came forward of him having sexual relations with a 15-year-old member of the affiliate. 

What we know: As reported in an article by local news source WJBF, Scott Paige’s wife and co-owner of the affiliate, Lauren Paige, informed police that he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the girl in January. Scott Paige told her he was ending the relationship so they could repair their marriage.

  • On April 27, Lauren Paige came home and discovered a pregnancy test box on the kitchen counter, with two used tests out, along with food from Panda Express and a pink stuffed animal.  
  • After being stopped from entering the bedroom by Scott Paige, Lauren Paige reportedly left the house, telling Scott Paige he had 10 minutes to get himself and the girl out of the home. Later, Lauren Paige confirmed with Panda Express that the two had been there.
  • According to an article by The Augusta Press, Scott Paige was good friends with the teen’s father. Authorities later found Scott Paige at the girl’s house with the teen and her father. 
  • Law enforcement has since told Scott Paige not to contact anyone in that home, including the teen.

Scott Paige has been arrested and charged with child molestation and is being held in the Columbia County Jail. 

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