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May 9, 2019 Court Affirms Internet Sting Conviction Rejecting Entrapment Defense

In Reid v. State, the defendant began communicating online with a police officer who was posing as a 15-year-old girl….

April 23, 2019 Court Reverses Molestation Conviction Due to Improper Withdrawal of Counsel

The Court found that the defendant’s newly appointed counsel was simply unprepared to effectively represent him given that the case…

April 11, 2019 Prejudicial Molestation Testimony Leads to Reversal in Child Cruelty Case

The Court held that this testimony was extremely prejudicial and not at all relevant to the charged crime. In Maqrouf…

March 31, 2019 11th Circuit Upholds Conviction in Internet Sting Case

In United States v. Caniff, the defendant was arrested in a sex sting operation after he began interacting on Whisper…

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…

February 8, 2019 Court Approves Defense’s Use of Rape Shield But Overrules Decades of Case Law

In this case, the State sought to introduce evidence that the alleged child victim was engaging in sexual acts with…

January 25, 2019 Court Affirms Exclusion of Other Sexual Acts by Defendant in Rape Trial

In State v. Isham, the defendant is accused of offering a woman a ride home from a shopping center and…

January 10, 2019 Supreme Court to Review Admissibility of Prior False Allegations

This has the potential to be a major decision affecting the rights of people charged with sex offenses in Georgia…

December 31, 2018 Aggravated Sexual Battery Conviction Reversed Due to Jury Charge Error

The Defendant was accused of molesting his 15-year-old niece and he was indicted on several counts of child molestation, aggravated…

December 14, 2018 Georgia Child Pornography Case Remanded on Cell Phone Search Issue

Law enforcement officers visited the defendant’s residence to verify his compliance with sex offender registration requirements. The officers then asked…

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