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Hall County man convicted of rape, aggravated sexual battery of girl
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Jonathan Craig Kendricks

A Hall County man was convicted Thursday, Nov. 8, on charges of rape and aggravated sexual battery involving a girl under the age of 10.

Jonathan Craig Kendricks, 29, was found guilty by a jury Thursday afternoon on the two charges indicted in April.

According to the indictment, Kendricks was accused of raping the girl in May 2016, as well as a sex act involving a foreign object.

“We always respect the jury’s verdict, but we will pursue an appeal and continue our vigorous defense of Mr. Kendricks,” defense attorney Matt Leipold wrote in an email.

Sentencing has not yet been scheduled but is expected within the next two to three weeks.

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said the prosecution was “pleased with the jury’s verdict which spoke the truth of this case” and held Kendricks accountable.

Citing the pending sentencing, Darragh said he would withhold further comment.

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