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Man charged with molestation, incest
Illegal, sexually explicit images found on suspect's cellphone
Michael Frank Leon Web
Michael Frank Leon

Illegal, sexually explicit images on a Statesboro man's cellphone landed him behind bars after someone tipped off police about the photos.

Michael Frank Leon, 35, of Valley Road, was arrested Friday after Statesboro police investigated the tip, said Madison Warren, Statesboro police community information specialist.

Leon reportedly was also found to have engaged in a physical relationship with a juvenile girl, she said. Detectives learned this upon further investigation after discovering the sexually explicit and illegal images on his cellphone.

Leon was charged with aggravated child molestation, child molestation, incest and computer pornography.

Warren said a charge of aggravated child molestation is usually filed when the victim is harmed physically, under age 13 or a victim of sodomy. She was not immediately able to comment further on the case, disclose the girl's age or comment on any relationship of the victim to Leon.

Leon is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail pending further court appearances and additional investigation, she said.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.



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