Kennesaw Councilman charged with child molestation released on bond Saturday
by Hilary Butschek
June 29, 2014 04:00 AM | 2700 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Leonard Church
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KENNESAW — Kennesaw City Councilman Leonard Church, charged with child molestation, was released from the Cobb County Jail on bond Saturday morning.

Church, who is a former Kennesaw mayor, used 24 Hour Bonding in Marietta to pay his $10,000 bond, and he was released from jail at 10:26 a.m. Saturday, according to the jail log.

Church, 66, was arrested at 2:50 a.m. Friday and charged with two counts of felony child molestation.

The councilman did not respond to calls from the MDJ.

Detectives say a nine-year-old boy told his parents Church showed him pornographic material on a computer and molested him at the councilman’s home on Whitlock Avenue.

Cobb Police Officer Mike Bowman said the case started when the boy came forward Thursday night about the alleged incident. It is unknown if there are other victims at this point. Police did not say if the victim is related to Church.

On Saturday, Bowman said there were no updates on the investigation.

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