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Monday, April 22, 2024

Metro | Criminal Justice


Ocala man arrested for sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl

The Gainesville Police Department arrested an Ocala man Monday for sexually assaulting his girlfriend's 9-year-old daughter. Nathan Everett Pierson, 28, was charged with sexual battery of a person under 12 and lewd or lascivious molestation, according to a GPD arrest affidavit. He is being held at the Alachua County Jail. Pierson’s bond has not been set yet and he has a no contact order with the little girl. 

Marvin Dunn interacts with an attendee of a Teach The Truth tour through Rosewood, Fla., on June 25, 2023.

Rosewood man found guilty of hate crime against Black historian

David Emanuel, a 62-year-old Rosewood resident, was convicted on six counts of federal hate crime charges July 26 for a racially motivated attack in September 2022, according to court records. Emanuel, who was  Marvin Dunn's neighbor, reportedly yelled the N-word and nearly hit the professor and five other Black individuals with his truck on Dunn's property in Rosewood. 

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