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Aggravated child molestation case moves on to Superior Court
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Chaurice Millsap

A Gainesville Police investigator detailed a forensic interview of a 6-year-old girl in an aggravated child molestation case.

Chaurice Millsap, 16, was charged with aggravated child molestation and appeared Monday in Magistrate Court.

A Gainesville Police officer made contact with a doctor around Dec. 18. A 6-year-old reportedly had signs of trauma, according to Investigator Erin Escalante.

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said Millsap is accused of “committing the act of sodomy” between November and December. The sergeant said Millsap and the victim were acquainted.

Police set up a forensic interview with the 6-year-old girl at the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children.

Escalante said the girl described what had happened to her and named Millsap.

When interviewed, Millsap said he believed the victim was being coached by an adult.

Holbrook said Millsap is being charged as an adult.

On cross-examination, Millsap’s defense attorney asked if any DNA or physical evidence was collected, which Escalante said there was none.

Citing the lack of physical evidence, the defense attorney argued there was insufficient evidence to prove the charge.

After listening to arguments from both the defense and prosecution, the judge moved the case on to Superior Court.

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