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November 30, 2012 GA Supreme Court Vacates Death Sentence Due to Error in Voir Dire

The Georgia Supreme Court held that this was an unreasonable restriction on voir dire and reversed Ellington’s death sentence. Ellington…

November 28, 2012 Woman Fights for Exoneration in Child Sexual Assault Case

For nearly 20 years, Ramirez has maintained her innocence. One of her nieces recanted the accusations in 2010, making exoneration…

November 26, 2012 Accuser Recants Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Sesame Street Actor

The 23 year-old man accused Clash, the award-winning actor behind the beloved Elmo character for nearly three decades, of engaging…

November 16, 2012 GA Supreme Court Addresses Issue of Police Obtaining Cell and ISP Records

Georgia law does provide a procedure for law enforcement to subpoena the information but only in emergency situations. The Court…

November 14, 2012 Sexting Leads to Arrest of High School Basketball Coach

James Carter, who worked as an assistant coach for the Newton High School boys basketball team and as a special…

November 9, 2012 GA Child Molestation Conviction Affirmed Despite Child Hearsay Error

According to evidence presented at trial, Welsh’s stepdaughter, R. F., alleged Welsh had molested her in 2005. R. F., who…

November 7, 2012 Child Sexual Abuse Scandal Continues to Rock BBC

Gadd, who was convicted of possessing child pornography in 1999 and abusing two girls in 2006, is currently facing accusations…

November 5, 2012 GA Court of Appeals Reverses Rape Conviction Due to Comment on Defendant’s Silence

The Court held that defense counsel’s failure to object to the State’s improper comment on the defendant’s pre-arrest silence warranted…

November 1, 2012 Atlanta Teacher Facing Federal Child Pornography Charges

Villemez, who worked as a Fine Arts teacher at the prestigious Atlanta private school for the last seven years, was…

October 31, 2012 Westminster Student Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery

Houk turned himself in to Atlanta police on Sunday and was charged with sexually assaulting one of his teammates in…

October 29, 2012 Despite Illegal Search Teacher Must Face Trial on Child Pornography Charges

The decision is a prime example of the country’s reluctance to suppress evidence even after concluding that a police search…

October 26, 2012 Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Child Moletsation Conviction

The allegations in the case were that the alleged victim (T.M.), a four year-old girl, was molested by her step-grandfather…

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