A Clay County man has been arrested on multiple counts of child molestation and sexual battery, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

Bond was set at $25,000 cash for Trent Thompson, 25.

The sheriff's department in a news release issued Tuesday said its deputies were called to a residence on Sunday and learned a witness saw Thompson abusing a juvenile, and a struggle occurred between the witness and Thompson.

After a lengthy investigation, the sheriff's department said, deputies and detectives determined Thompson had been sexually abusing several female juveniles for some time.

He is held in the Clay County Justice Center.