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Bradley County man indicted on charges of sexual battery involving underage girls

A Bradley County Man Indicted on Charges of Sexual Battery Involving Underage Girls.


A Bradley County man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of sexual battery involving three underage girls. David Michael Pendergrass, 38, now faces two counts of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure and two counts of Sexual Battery, as outlined in an indictment filed on Wednesday.


According to the indictment, Pendergrass allegedly engaged in sexual contact with one of the girls, aged between 13 and 18, over a period of two years, spanning from October 2018 to October 2020. The document further states that these incidents occurred on two separate occasions.


In addition, the indictment accuses Pendergrass of committing similar acts of unlawful sexual conduct as a person in a position of authority with two other girls within the same age range. These incidents allegedly took place on April 6th of this year. 


Authorities have not released further information regarding the specific circumstances surrounding the incidents or the relationship between Pendergrass and the victims. According to Pendergrass’ social media profiles, he is an instructor and owner at CME Fitness.


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