Elderly Man Behind Bars, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Children

By: Kara Duffy Email
By: Kara Duffy Email

Thomas County, GA - A 79 year-old man is behind bars tonight accused of sexually assaulting at least two children.

Thomas County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Leon Collins Tuesday night and charged him child molestation.

The 10 year-old victim told family members about the encounter, who then told authorities.

Now, a second victim, who is 11 years-old, has come forward with similar accusations.

Steve Jones, Thomas County Sheriff's Office, stated, "a second search warrant for Mr. Collins' address was obtained and this second victim was interviewed which gave us enough information and evidence to lead to six more charges."

Those charges include aggravated child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Investigators say Collins knew both his victims. He has been denied bond and will remain in Thomas County Jail.

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