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Professors accuser a teen student
Brenau faculty member still in jail
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A Brenau University professor remains in jail without bail, a week after his arrest on charges of molesting a teenage student.

Kevin Hollomon, 44, has no bond amount set and currently no lawyer in his pending child molestation case.

Hollomon’s accuser is a 15-year-old Brenau Academy student, according to arrest warrants filed in Hall County Magistrate Court.

Warrants allege the molestation occurred on Oct. 9 at the Brenau Academy Science Building, where Hollomon taught anatomy as an assistant professor of biology.

The warrants allege Hollomon “did intentionally make physical contact with the intimate body parts” of the girl without her consent and committed “immoral and indecent acts ... with the intent to satisfy his sexual desires.”

The warrants for child molestation and felony sexual battery were taken out by Gainesville Police Investigator Margaret Dawson on Oct. 13. Hollomon was arrested Oct. 15 in White County and booked into the Hall County Jail the following day. Hollomon lives in Comer.

Brenau University officials say they have taken “appropriate action” against Hollomon, without elaborating.

Hollomon was hired by Brenau in 2006, according to a faculty and staff newsletter. According to Hollomon’s Web page on the Brenau University School of Health and Science Web site, he earned a doctorate degree in biology from the University of Georgia.

Hollomon’s expertise includes anatomy and toxicology. In the late 1980s he traveled to the former Soviet Union as a graduate student studying the toxic aftermath of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant disaster.

He later co-authored a report on the effects of radiation on rodents living in areas contaminated by Chornobyl.

On Hollomon’s Web page he states his goals of teaching anatomy and physiology in a “clear and concise manner,” while providing “real world examples.”

“While there are merits to the notion of “learning for the sake of learning,” today’s students are increasingly demanding ‘real life’ applications of the knowledge they acquire,” Hollomon wrote.

After his arrest, Hollomon requested a court-appointed attorney but was denied a public defender because he did not qualify as being indigent, according to court records.

Hollomon must request a court hearing in front of a superior court judge before a bond amount can be set on the charges.

Hollomon has a Nov. 5 court date for a committal hearing in magistrate court. If the hearing is held, a magistrate judge will hear evidence in the case and decide whether it is sufficient to send the case to superior court.

Child molestation carries a sentencing range of five to 20 years in prison.