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April 5, 2013 GA Court of Appeals Revisits Child Molestation Case and Affirms Convictions

James Wilder was convicted at trial of statutory rape, aggravated child molestation, child molestation, and sexual exploitation of a child…

April 4, 2013 Georgia Legislature Reduces Punishment for Teen Sexting

“Sexting” was formerly prosecuted as a felony offense just like any other child pornography crime, however, under the new law…

April 1, 2013 Supreme Court: Use of K-9 Outside Home Requires Search Warrant

In this case, a police officer, acting on an anonymous tip, approached Jardines’ house with a drug-sniffing dog who alerted…

Ga Court of Appeals: Child Molestation is not Lesser Offense of Statutory Rape

Joseph Nelson was charged with one count of statutory rape and one count of indecent exposure. The State accused him…

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…

March 25, 2013 Kennesaw State Professor Accused of Child Molestation

The charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred when Robinson was visiting a friend’s home in Atlanta. According to…

March 22, 2013 NJ High School Students Granted “Amnesty” After Sexting Scandal

This prompted an investigation by school officials and law enforcement. The administration soon discovered that several students, mostly female freshmen,…

March 20, 2013 GA Court of Appeals: No First Offender in Sex Offense Cases

This is contrary to the interpretation of many Superior Court judges throughout Georgia who have concluded that the plain language…

March 18, 2013 Polygraph leads GA Court of Appeals to Affirm Molestation Conviction

The lesson to be learned from this case is that under no circumstances should a defendant ever take a stipulated…

March 14, 2013 GA Court of Appeals Refuses to Quash Indictment in Child Molestation Case

James Edward Shane was indicted on four counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation for acts…

March 13, 2013 DeKalb County Drug Charges Dismissed Amidst Alleged Police Misconduct

Alphonzo Eleby was arrested in July 2012 at a Chevron gas station. Eleby was talking to someone in a black…

March 9, 2013 Nurse Practitioner Charged in Cherokee County Prescription Drug Ring

Kathryn Shoemaker is accused of forging doctors’ signatures in order to fill fraudulent drug prescriptions at nearly a dozen drug…

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