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McLeod is found not guilty


By ANGELA M. CASTELUCCI / Staff writer

Daniel McLeod put his face in his hands and began to sob as Clerk of Court Annie Mae Murphy read a verdict of “not guilty” Thursday afternoon.

The former law enforcement officer was on trial for one count of lewd or lascivious molestation (on a minor under the age of 16) and one count of lewd or lascivious battery (on a minor under the age of 16).

PHOTO: William Daniel McLeod, left, and defense attorney, Sonny Bishop, center, listen to closing arguments Thursday morning. McLeod, a former Madison police officer who was also active in his father’s (Danny McLeod) 2012 campaign for Taylor County sheriff, faced charges of molestation and lewd/lascivious battery.

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