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Georgia man arrested for indecent liberties with a child

The following news release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Johnathan Zachary Waters

Johnathan Zachary Waters

Murphy, NC — On June 4th, 2014, 19 year old Jonathan Zachary Waters of Hawkinsville, Georgia was arrested for indecent liberties with a child.

On June 4th, a complaint was made to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office that an alleged sexual assault had taken place in the Andrews Community of Cherokee County. Initial information provided to responding officers and investigators was that a 13 year old female had reported inappropriate sexual contact by Waters. Further information was provided that the victim and Waters were attending a youth event that was taking place in Cherokee County.

Waters was booked in the Cherokee County Detention Center and placed under a $10,000.00 secure bond which he posted the next day. Waters is scheduled to appear in Cherokee County District Court on June 24, 2014.

Based upon the age of the victim and the sensitive nature of the case, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing any additional information concerning this incident at this time.

Citizens are encouraged to report known or suspected violations of the law by calling 911, 828-837-1344 or emailing

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