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Man arrested on molestation charge

James Chronicle

James Chronicle

Editor's Note: This story originally ran on June 14, 2011. In January of 2012, the accused was exonerated of the crime and informed by the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office that charges would not be filed.

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Suwanee man's Monday trip to municipal court to face traffic citations resulted in his arrest on child molestation charges, officials said.

James Daniel Chronicle was in Suwanee's traffic court Monday night when an officer ran his information through the system, city police spokesman Capt. Clyde Byers said.

"When they did, they got warrant hits out of Gwinnett County (police)," Byers said.

Those warrants were for child molestation, the result of an accusation from a teenage female regarding an alleged incident that occurred last summer, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

Further details regarding that incident were not available Tuesday, but Smith did say the victim filed a report "recently."

Chronicle was ultimately arrested Monday on charges of hit and run, following too closely, driving with a suspended license, violation of probation and child molestation.

Gwinnett County Jail records show it was Chronicle's fourth arrest in the last year, other charges including criminal trespass, theft of services and driving under the influence.

He is being held without bond.