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Sullivan's Island dentist takes Alford plea in sex assault case

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SULLIVAN'S ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- A former Sullivan's Island dentist accused of molesting an 8-year-old girl in 2011 was sentenced to probation, sex offender registration and GPS monitoring for the rest of his life. 

According to the solicitor's office, John Cagle entered an Alford plea on a lewd act on a minor charge this week.

Police said Cagle had several people at his home on New year's Eve 2011. According to a complaint, the 8-year-old girl was molested when she visited the party.

When the girl's mother confronted Cagle, police say he assaulted her.

He was charged with simple assault and sexual assault.

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