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Drunk man bit 14-year-old girl’s butt while swimming at Lanier, authorities say
Dacula man charged in incident at Lanier Islands
Jonathan William Herbert
Jonathan William Herbert.

A Dacula man is accused of swimming underwater Wednesday at Lake Lanier and biting a 14-year-old girl’s butt, according to authorities.

The girl was playing in the lake near the beach area of Lake Lanier Islands on Wednesday, July 4, when Jonathan William Herbert, 30, allegedly “swam under the water and bit the girl,” said Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth.

“Herbert, who was intoxicated at the time of the incident, has no known ties to the victim or her family,” Booth wrote in a news release.

The girl was with her family at Lake Lanier, and the incident was reported by witnesses.

Herbert was charged with battery, second-degree child cruelty, public drunkenness and sexual battery against a child under the age of 16.

He was taken in to custody around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and booked Thursday in to the Hall County Jail. He has a $5,830 bond for the battery and public drunkenness charges, but no bond has been set for the other charges.

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