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Brunswick Man Found Guilty of Child Molestation and Sexual Battery Against a Child Under 16 Years
State v. William Leslie Kehoe

April 14, 2023

District Attorney Keith Higgins announces that William Leslie Kehoe, 33, of Brunswick, was found guilty of Child Molestation and Sexual Battery Against a Child Under 16 Years, following a jury trial which concluded on April 13, 2023.

The charges stem from an incident that came to light in November of 2015, when the 3-year old victim’s great-grandmother made observations and noted behaviors that were unusual for a child of that age.

Following notification to law enforcement, an investigation headed up by Investigator Stephanie Oliver, Glynn County Police Department (GCPD), was conducted. A forensic interview of the child revealed that the defendant, Kehoe, had touched the child numerous times. When the defendant was interviewed, he admitted touching the child’s genitals on many occasions, but denied it was on purpose or done in a perverted way, claiming that it happened during wrestling and playing around with the child.

The case against Kehoe was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney T. Clifton Woody, II. The trial was presided over by Superior Court Judge Roger B. Lane, Sr., in Glynn County Superior Court. Judge Lane will sentence Kehoe within the next two weeks. Kehoe is facing a possible 25 years to serve – 20 years for the Child Molestation and 5 years for the Sexual Battery Against a Child Under 16 Years.

Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.