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Ex-choir director arrested on sex charges pleads not guilty

Police: Charles Brown confessed Saturday to having sex with young girl

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Charles Brown
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Charles Brown

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A former choir director who police said confessed to having sex with a child appeared Tuesday morning in Duval County Court.

Charles Brown is charged with capital sexual battery on a person under 18 but older than 12 and showing obscene materials to minors.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Brown is due back in court on Dec. 5.

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Court records show Brown was previously arrested in March 2008 on a charge of unlawful intercourse with a minor, but that case was dropped within a month after the girl told police the sex was consensual.