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Gainesville man accused of molesting young girl
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Patrick Leaphart

A Gainesville man is accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl at a Hall County residence, according to authorities.

Patrick Onell Leaphart, 40, was indicted on two counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation Nov. 26.

According to the indictment, Leaphart allegedly molested the child July 19 by sexual acts that resulted “in physical injury to said child.”

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware said Leaphart and the 8-year-old were acquainted with one another.

Leaphart was booked Sept. 9 in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains. No bond has been set in the case.

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