Jerry Ballinger will have his initial court appearance on August 19, 2013.
Ballinger, 44, was an Augusta Safety Officer before his employment with the force was terminated last week when he was charged with two counts of Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a Child under 16. Each count stems from alleged sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl. Count 1 stems from an encounter between April 1 and April 30 and Count 2 stems from an encounter between June 15 and July 9 of this year.
The charges are level three person felonies.
Ballinger is out of jail on a $50,000 bond awaiting further proceedings.