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August 5, 2015 Court Reiterates Definition of ‘Solicit’ in Child Exploitation Case

Using a website called Motherless.com, the defendant contacted a person he believed to be a 39 year-old single mother who…

June 12, 2015 Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Threatening Facebook Posts

Elonis was accused of making several Facebook posts styled as rap lyrics in which he wrote about killing his estranged…

August 18, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Affirms Lesser Sentence on Exploitation Charge

The Court held that the trial court was authorized to deviate from the mandatory minimum sentence requirements because the State…

May 19, 2014 GA Court of Appeals Affirms Conviction in Craigslist Internet Sting

Specifically, the defendant was found guilty of using a computer internet service to seduce or entice a person that he…

May 13, 2014 GA Supreme Court: Defendant Can be Tried on Exploitation Charges

The record showed that the defendant communicated via internet, telephone, and text messages with who he thought was a woman…

October 29, 2013 Indictment Held Sufficient in GA Internet Child Sting Case

In State v. Cohron, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the granting of the defendant’s motion to quash his indictment,…

September 25, 2013 GA Supreme Court to Revisit Computer Child Exploitation Case

On September 9th, the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously granted certiorari to hear the appeal in State v. Cosmo, which was…

September 23, 2013 GA Court of Appeals Affirms Craigslist Sex Sting Convictions

In Muse v. State, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the defendant’s convictions for attempted aggravated child molestation and attempted…

June 12, 2013 Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Online Child Sting Convictions

A Whitfield County sheriff’s deputy created the ad and engaged in conversations with Brown posing as the girl. Brown and…

June 3, 2013 Cobb County Coach Charged with Sexual Exploitation of Child

He is accused of exchanging sexually explicit photos via text message with a 17 year-old girl. According to the warrant,…

April 30, 2013 Court of Appeals Recognizes Mistake of Fact Defense in Child Sex Cases

The Court’s decision, however, may have a significant impact on the defense of future child sexual offense cases as the…

March 30, 2013 Convictions Reversed in North Georgia Internet Sting Case

The Court also held that the defendant was entitled to a jury instruction on entrapment. Dennis Cosmo was charged with…

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