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Date of Issue: July 08, 2009

Man pleads not guilty to child sexual battery

Richard S. LeGore, 66.

A Holmes Beach man pleaded not guilty last week to an accusation of sexual battery involving a minor.

Richard S. LeGore, 66, was arrested at his home in the 2800 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, at about 1:30 p.m. 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 child’s mother and a representative with a rape crisis center in Bradenton brought the girl to the Holmes Beach Police Department to report the incident.

The charge LeGore faces is a capital felony.

LeGore, described in the police report as a self-employed environmental consultant, posted bail June 22.