A person commits the offense of sexual assault when a person who has supervisory or disciplinary authority over another individual engages in any sexual contact with that person. This statute applies to teachers, principals and other school administrators, as well as psychotherapists, hospital employees, law enforcement officers and correctional officers. The fact that the sexual contact was consensual is, in most cases, not a defense under the statute.
In one notable sexual assault case involving a respected Georgia doctor, we were able to negotiate a plea to a misdemeanor sexual battery charge which not only saved our client from a felony conviction, but also allowed him to avoid sex offender registration. In another sexual assault case involving a Carroll County teacher, we were able to get the case dismissed prior to indictment which allowed him to keep his teaching certificate intact.