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Man arrested for allegedly molesting children in Dawson, Cherokee and Forsyth counties
Ralston Dew
Ralston Cecil Dew

A Forsyth County man has been arrested by local authorities for allegedly sexually assaulting six juvenile victims in Forsyth, Dawson and Cherokee counties in 2017.

Ralston Cecil Dew, 70, was arrested on Friday, Aug. 24 by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office after being released on bond from the Dawson County Jail.

According to an incident report from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Dew has been accused of a number of cases of child molestation for incidents that allegedly took place at his home in Cumming, at a residence in Cherokee County and at the Riverbend Gun Club in Dawson County between July 25 and Dec. 17 of 2017.

The report states that six female juveniles as young as 11 were allegedly touched and groped inappropriately by Dew on several occasions.

Dew was arrested by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for eight felony counts of child molestation on Dec. 19, 2017. A Cherokee County arrest report for Dew states that he was released from the Cherokee County Jail after 88 days, making a bond of $20,000.

He was arrested in Dawson County on March 16, 2018 for felony counts of child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. Dawson County court records state that these charges stem from an incident that took place in August 2017.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has charged Dew with two felony counts of sexual battery against a child under the age of 16 and he is being held in custody at the Forsyth County Jail under no bond.

Attempts to reach Dew’s legal representation were not successful as of print time.

Although they provided an arrest report, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment further on this incident.

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