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Flowery Branch man accused of locking girl in room, forcing her to perform sex acts
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Joshua Todd Allen. - photo by Hall County Sheriff's Office

A Flowery Branch man allegedly locked a girl in a room and then forced the girl to perform various sex acts on him, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies met with the victim and an adult family member around 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 about an alleged assault that happened earlier that day.

The victim, the family member and the suspect, Joshua Todd Allen, 34, had all left the home where the alleged assault happened before law enforcement were notified.

“According to the initial investigation, Allen assaulted a minor female child at his residence on Capitola Farm Road,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in a news release.

Booth said Allen threatened the girl and locked her in a room to prevent her from leaving.

“He forced the victim to perform various sex acts on him,” Booth said of Allen.

Investigators obtained warrants for Allen Feb. 10, and he was charged with aggravated sodomy, first-degree cruelty to children, false imprisonment, child molestation and aggravated assault.

Allen turned himself in to the jail Feb. 12, and he is still being held at the jail without bond.

No further details were released by authorities.

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