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Man accused of child molestation; attorney says kids 'telling stories'
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Oscar Flores

A Gainesville man is accused of molesting two young boys at a Hall County residence, according to authorities.

Oscar Flores, 40, was charged with two counts of child molestation, one count of aggravated child molestation and one count of attempted aggravated child molestation. He was booked Friday, Aug. 16 in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains without bond.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said Flores allegedly molested a 9- and 10-year-old boy June 16 at a Hall County residence. Booth said Flores and the boys were previously acquainted.

Booth said investigators obtained warrants for Flores Thursday, but the investigation “began on Aug. 6, when a victim disclosed the incident to a family member.”

That family member in turn contacted the sheriff’s office.

Defense attorney Blake Poole said the allegations are false.

“Mr. Flores is a strong Christian man with a wonderful family. This is a case of children telling stories and not grasping the true meaning of what they (are) saying or understanding the real impact of how those stories can affect other people’s lives,” Poole said in a statement.

Poole clarified that these were not Flores' biological children.

The case is still under investigation.


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