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Dawsonville man arrested for child molestation
Allegations date back to 2016
Donnie Cleveland Fleming MUG
Donnie Cleveland Fleming. - photo by For the Dawson County News

A Dawsonville man was arrested last week after warrants accused him of “committing an indecent and immoral act” to a child under 16 years of age.

Donnie Cleveland Fleming, 70, of Dawsonville, was arrested May 15 on a felony charge of child molestation. The arrest stemmed from an allegation that reportedly occurred between 2016 and 2017, according to Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson.

On May 17, additional warrants were obtained and additional charges were filed against Cleveland, charging him with solicitation of sodomy, aggravated child molestation, aggravated assault, first degree cruelty to children, aggravated sodomy, incest and two additional counts of child molestation, all felonies.

According to Johnson, the warrants allege that Fleming committed the offense of sodomy with force and against the will of another person and engaged in sodomy with a person whom he knows he is related to. He is accused of causing a child under the age of 18 cruel and excessive physical or mental pain and of using an object, device or instrument against a person in an effort to strangle them.

Fleming is currently being held in the Dawson County Detention Center.

Fleming was previously arrested March 5 on a misdemeanor sexual battery charge. He was accused of intentionally making contact with the intimate body parts of another without the victim’s consent.

The incident was reported to have occurred between February and March of 2018.

Fleming was released after posting an $8,000 bond.
A police report from September of 2016 shows that deputies responded to a juvenile complaint at a Dawsonville home where Fleming resided, and reports accused Fleming of child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.