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Social Circle man charged with sex crimes
DeShawn Black
DeShawn Black

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A Social Circle man has been booked into the Gwinnett County jail on charges of sex crimes against children.

Jail records show DeShawn Black, 43, of 542 Meadows Lane, Social Circle, was booked into the jail at 5:24 a.m. Monday. He faces felony charges of child molestation and sexual battery against a child, and a misdemeanor charge of failure to appear.

Lawrenceville police were called to a domestic dispute at an apartment on New Hope Road on the morning of March 17. A woman there told officers her 7-year-old daughter told her the mother’s new boyfriend victimized her.

The man — identified as Black — had just moved in the day before, and police said he fled the scene on foot before officers arrived.

Police arranged for forensic interviews and tests of the girl.

No bond was set on the molestation and battery charges, and a $280 cash bond was set on the failure to appear charge. He remained in the county jail Wednesday morning.

The Hall County and Douglas County sheriff’s offices have holds on Black upon his release.