Thomasville Times Enterprise

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November 14, 2012

Child comes forward; more charges filed

THOMASVILLE — A child-molestation case opened earlier this month might eventually go back 25 years, a Thomas County Sheriff’s Office investigator said Wednesday.

Leon Collins, 79, 789 Dillon Road, was charged in early November with sexual battery.

The charge resulted when a 10-year-old boy visiting someone on Dillon Road said he was fondled by Collins, a next-door neighbor.

The child told authorities Collins made sexual advances toward him. A video system at the Collins residence provided evidence the child was telling the truth.

The suspect was denied bond and remains behind bars at the Thomas County Jail.

See Thursday's edition for more details.

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