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A Dalton man accused of sexually molesting an underage girl during a substance abusers support group meeting has a bond hearing scheduled for Friday in Whitfield County Superior Court.

Roy Floyd Johnson Jr., 38, of 810 N. Selvidge St., Apt. 13, faces charges of child molestation and sexual battery of a child. He was arrested in January for allegedly molesting a girl who was attending a Narcotics Anonymous meeting with her parents. The girl was in a separate area when she said the incident occurred.

Johnson will also be arraigned on separate charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and loitering and prowling stemming from an October arrest.

When Dalton Police Department Officer Ashley Payne questioned the girl’s mother about how the incident could have happened, the mother explained that while she and her husband were attending the meeting her daughter and two sons sat “back away from everyone ... (and) it happened while they were sitting back there.”

The girl’s mother told Payne she remembered Johnson coming into the meeting because he was “extremely late” and went straight back to where her daughter was.

“(The mother) didn’t think anything about it because the coffee sits back there and homeless people come in all the time to go to the bathroom and get coffee,” Payne wrote in an incident report. “(The mother) said she has never seen the man before at any of the meetings but does remember what he looks like.”

Payne advised the mother not to ask her daughter any more questions about the matter until the case was followed up on.

In August, Johnson was charged by the Murray County Sheriff’s Office with probation violation of a false imprisonment and family violence battery sentence. Assistant District Attorney Scott Minter said Johnson is set for a probation revocation hearing in Superior Court on April 11.

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