A former Miami business owner has been charged in Craig County for molesting at least three children while they resided in his home.

Ricky Carl Eugene Redden, 53, of Bluejacket, is facing multiple charges of lewd molestation, first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree rape by instrumentation.

According to the victims, the abuse occurred numerous times over the past several years.

Redden operated two service stations in Miami for a short time.

Redden is currently being held in the Craig County Jail pending a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Monday for a preliminary hearing.