A Matthews man in jail for allegedly molesting a child goes to court in August. 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. It was during these times that the alleged molestation occurred. A forensic interview of the child with the Beacon Health Center revealed the abuse. 65-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 will have a psychological exam this summer and next appear August 27th before Judge Ben Lewis in Cape County.
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