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Gainesville man accused of molesting 14-year-old
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Paul Anthony Dryden

A Gainesville man is accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl at his home, police said.

Paul Anthony Dryden, 54, was charged with child molestation. He was booked Thursday, Aug. 9, in to the Hall County Jail and bonded out the next day.

Gainesville Police said Dryden is accused of “immoral and indecent acts” involving a 14-year-old on Aug.1. The allegation involves inappropriate touching.

Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said Dryden and the girl were previously acquainted.

Dryden’s attorney Andy Maddox did not return a call for comment.

Compiled by Nick Watson

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