Gainesville man arrested on child molestation charges

Hall County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Gainesville man Monday, Sept. 21, as the result of a child molestation investigation that began this summer.

Deputies transported David Shun Hewitt, 39, from the Spalding County Jail to the Hall County Jail on arrest warrants for aggravated sodomy, child molestation and two charges of aggravated child molestation. Investigators obtained the warrants on Sept. 18.

According to the preliminary investigation, Hewitt forced a female child under the age of 16 to engage in oral sex and did “immoral and indecent acts in front of her,” the sheriff’s office says. The incident occurred in July at the victim’s home in Hall County. Hewett knew the child prior to the abuse.

Deputies first learned of the molestation when they responded to a domestic dispute call on July 31 and met with the victim and an adult family member. The two had left their residence as the result of a dispute between Hewitt and the adult family member. The victim disclosed the molestation to deputies and the family member at that time.

Hewitt remained in the Hall County Jail without bond on Tuesday morning, Sept. 22.

The case remains under investigation by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.

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