2 arrested in child molestation case involving 13-year-old

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Gordon County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested two men in connection with a child molestation case involving a 13-year-old female alleged to have occurred near the Dews Pond Community.

According to court documents, detectives arrested Dustin Dakota Copeland, age 19, of Chatsworth on Sept. 24. Copeland has been charged with aggravated child molestation, statutory rape, and aggravated sexual battery.

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In connection to this same case, detectives arrested William Taylor Dutton, age 27 of Calhoun. Dutton has been charged with furnishing obscene material to a minor in connection with the electronic transmission of lewd images to a juvenile. Both defendants are awaiting judicial proceedings.