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Belmont man enters not guilty plea in alleged sex assault
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DARLINGTON - A 46-year-old Belmont man pleaded not guilty Monday in Lafayette County Circuit Court to charges accusing him of causing a minor to view sexual activity and exposing his genitals to a minor. Johnny F. Brandt is charged with one Class H felony count of causing a minor to view sexual activity and two Class I felonies, one for exposing his genitals to a minor and for exposing a child to harmful material. Court records indicate that on Dec. 15, Brandt and a 22-year-old man from Belmont were involved in sexual activity with a teen-aged boy at the victim's request, Brandt told police.