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Kennesaw City Councilman Arrested on Child Molestation Charges

Leonard Leroy Church, who was voted to the city council last November, also previously served two terms as the mayor of the north Cobb county city.

Leonard Leroy Church. Courtesy Cobb County jail
Leonard Leroy Church. Courtesy Cobb County jail
Cobb police have arrested a Kennesaw city councilman, who served two terms as the city’s mayor, on two counts of child molestation early Friday.

Leonard Leroy Church, 66, was arrested around 2:30 a.m. and is currently being held in the Cobb County jail without bond.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a boy informed his parents that he had been shown pornographic material and molested in the councilman’s Kennesaw home.

The Marietta Daily Journal reported that Kennesaw City attorney Randall Bentley was unsure as what steps the city council would take regarding the matter.

Church was first elected mayor of Kennesaw in 1999, and was voted to the city council last November before taking the oath of office in January of this year.

According to the City of Kennesaw website, Church, a Sprayberry High School graduate, opened Church Dental Prosthetics in 1987 and had worked within the dental field for four-and-a-half decades. His bio lists his occupation as a real estate agent with Clear Summit Realty.

He and his wife share six children and nine grandchildren. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 770-801-3470.

This is a developing story and check back with Patch for updates.


Octo Slash June 30, 2014 at 08:13 AM
"The Marietta Daily Journal reported that Kennesaw City attorney Randall Bentley was unsure as what steps the city council would take regarding the matter." - Translation: 'We're trying to figure out how to help out this good ol' boy buddy of ours and get him out of this mess'.
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Carole Fisher July 02, 2014 at 12:01 PM
Wow, surprises at every turn. Almost speechless. One thing I know, is that you just Never know about people. What makes people do these horrible things? Allegations now maybe, but it will be interesting to see what happens. If we ever hear more about it.

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