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Date of Issue: July 22, 2009

Judge denies out-of-state travel

A Manatee County Circuit Court judge denied an out-of-state travel request from a Holmes Beach man accused of sexual battery involving a minor.

The judge also denied a request from Richard S. LeGore, 66, of Holmes Beach, that he be allowed to remove a monitoring device on his ankle.

LeGore, an environmental consultant, had asked the court to allow him to leave the state for work-related matters.

LeGore was arrested at his home in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, on June 20. A probable cause affidavit filed in Manatee County Circuit Court states that LeGore molested a young girl with whom he is related on June 18.

The charge, to which LeGore has pleaded not guilty, is a capital felony.