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Newnan man charged with child molestation


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Sep. 15, 2020 - 9:18 PM

Newnan man charged with child molestation

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According to jail reports, 57-year-old Leslie Gene Patterson turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, Sept. 10.

A Newnan man has been charged with child molestation.

According to jail reports, 57-year-old Leslie Gene Patterson turned himself in to authorities on Thursday, Sept. 10.

The investigation began in July 2020 after a juvenile reported being molested by Patterson, according to Inv. Shawna Wade with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Patterson was a known family acquaintance of the victim, but did not reside in the same home, Wade said. Another juvenile victim has come forward alleging they were also a victim of molestation by Patterson, according to Wade.

The case remains under investigation.

Patterson remains in jail after being denied bond by Judge Robert Stokely during a first appearance hearing on Sept. 11, 2020.