A Matthews man in jail for allegedly molesting a child goes to court in next month. On January 6th, the mother of a seven-year-old girl reported to DPS Officers that her daughter had been inappropriately touched by her grandmother's boyfriend. Reportedly the seven-year-old would occasionally sleep with the man while spending the night with her grandmother. A forensic interview of the child with the Beacon Health Center revealed the abuse. 66-year-old Jewel Gross of Matthews is charged with five counts of Child Molestation. He pled not guilty and had his case shifted to Jackson. Gross had a psychological exam this summer and next appears January 28th before Judge Ben Lewis.
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