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Norcross man arrested on Fayette County child molestation charges

Matthew B. Young of Norcross was arrested Friday by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department on a Child Molestation charge, and by Sunday Young was also charged with an additional Child Molestation charge as well as a Sexual Battery charge.
According to Sheriff’s Department arrest records, the first charge was related to a May 1 incident and the second two charges were related to a Sept. 4 incident.
According to an online Atlanta Journal-Constitution story posted Tuesday afternoon, Young is an ex-volunteer youth worker who was associated with a Fayette County church.
A Fayette County Jail official confirmed at press time Tuesday afternoon that a $220,000 bond had been set for Young based on his first charge, but bond has been denied for Young’s second and third charge.

By Danny Harrison

Danny Harrison, a 1992 Fayette High School graduate, began his journalism career with Fayette County News in 1995. After taking several leaves of absence to pursue journalism and Christian ministry opportunities, including a few out of state and overseas, he returned full-time to Fayette County News in August 2014. Harrison earned a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry in 2009 while serving as a missionary journalist in England and Western Europe.