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Bond set for Augusta man accused of child molestation

Friday, May 24, 2013 6:48 PM
Last updated 11:56 PM
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A $30,000 bond was set Friday for an Augusta man recently indicted on child molestation charges.

After a hearing in Richmond County Superior Court, Judge Daniel J. Craig set the bond for Khalid Franklin, 42. According to the indictment, he is accused of fondling one child in 2011 and another in 2006.

On Friday, however, the child in the 2006 case testified that there was no sexual contact and the sheriff investigator mistook what she said. Franklin’s attorney, Greg Leopard, told the judge that the 2011 allegation was investigated in July 2011 but no charges were brought until the sheriff’s investigator learned of another possible incident in 2006 and spoke to that child this year.

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mll
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mll 05/25/13 - 10:57 am
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confusing article

I may be real slow but this makes no sense. This man was accused of fondling one child in 2006 however the "victim" testified that there was no sexual contact but yet the 2006 accusation was still used as evidence in the new charges of 2011? Also, the 2011 allegation was investigated in at the time but no charges were brought until the investigator heard of the recanted accusation of 2006. So if I'm understanding this correctly the 2011 accusations were found to be not substantial enough to bring charges however coupled with false charges is enough to be indicted? Based on this article a man was indicted on previous false charges combined with recent charges that were not strong enough to indict without the false charges added to the indictment? Is this real?

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AutumnLeaves 05/25/13 - 08:53 pm
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mll

Glad you wrote that mll, I was beginning to think it was just me whose head was spinning. Very confusing content from every angle.

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v4vendetta 05/26/13 - 10:43 am
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Agreed...

Why is this guy in jail then on 30k bond? Is the chronicle showing legal injustice on this man??? It certainly seems it.

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mll 05/26/13 - 01:18 pm
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Dear Chronicle

Can we have an update on this story or a clarification? Is this man under indictment or not? If he is, was he indicted on charges from the first incident which was false or the second which wasn't serious enough to file charges on?
Is this like Scott Dean who is sitting in prison on charges of molestation that have been recanted? Are the DA's in both counties charging ahead with indictments without sufficient evidence or when the evidence is found to be false are they covering it up as to protect their office? I'm really stumped here-can anyone clarify?

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