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October 16, 2020 Court of Appeals Affirms Nurse’s Sexual Assault and Surveillance Convictions

The Georgia Court of Appeals determined that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the defendant’s request…

June 2, 2019 Court Holds That Witness’ Reference to Other Sex Acts Not Grounds for Mistrial

In Earwood v. State, the defendant was an officer with the Cave Spring Police Department and was charged with the…

March 22, 2019 Court of Appeals Affirms Sexual Assault Conviction of Sheriff’s Deputy

The Court found that a woman who engaged in consensual sexual acts with the deputy was “in the custody of…

March 10, 2019 Supreme Court Finds Sex Offender GPS Monitoring Unconstitutional

In Park v. State, it was argued by the defendant that the lifetime GPS monitoring requirement in Georgia’s sex offender…

February 27, 2019 Court: Substitute Teacher Cannot Be Prosecuted Under Georgia Sexual Assault Statute

As a result, the Court concluded that the defendant could not be prosecuted for allegedly having sex with two of…

August 7, 2018 Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Child Abuse Registry

The child abuse registry, more formally known as the Child Protective Services Information System, is accessible only to certain governmental…

November 19, 2017 Passports of Child Sex Offenders Will Note Their Convictions

To implement this change, the State Department will revoke the passports of these individuals and reissue the passport with the…

July 19, 2017 Court Affirms Dismissal of Sexual Battery Charges Against Deputy

On two occasions, the defendant confiscated cell phones belonging to women which had gone off in the courtroom. It was…

December 14, 2016 Reversal of Parapro’s Sexual Assault Conviction Affirmed

The Court, however, disagreed with the Court of Appeals’ reasoning as to what constitutes “supervisory or disciplinary authority” over the…

February 2, 2016 Court Reverses Parapro’s Conviction for Sexual Assault

The defendant was a paraprofessional at a Cherokee County High School where he was hired to attend to the needs…

October 12, 2015 Consent Element Must Now be Proven in Child Sexual Battery Cases

Sexual battery is defined as intentional physical contact with the “intimate parts” of another person without consent. Intimate parts generally…

October 1, 2015 Court Reverses Sexual Battery Conviction on Erroneous Jury Charge

The defendant was indicted for the offense of aggravated sexual battery. The indictment charged him with inserting his finger into…

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