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Athens Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Sex Crimes

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reports out of Athens-Clarke County show that Charlie Jordan has been convicted of several felonies and sentenced to life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Jordan was found guilty of sexually abusing a woman that he held captive for 3 full days. He didn't just sexually abuse her on his own, he also took her to locations where she was sexually abused by other men. He was convicted of the following charges:

Prostitution and related Sex Crimes in Georgia carry significant penalties and long-lasting consequences. As a Georgia Sex Crimes Lawyer, I will outline one of the offenses that Jordan was convicted of committing in today's post.

Pandering in Georgia

According to Georgia Law, O.C.G.A. §16-6-12, pandering in Georgia is defined as:

A person commits pandering when:

  • They solicit a person to perform an act of prostitution on his or her behalf;
  • They solicit a person to perform an act of prostitution on behalf of a third person; or
  • When they assemble people at a fixed place for the purpose of being solicited by others to perform an act of prostitution.

Pandering is classified as a high and aggravated misdemeanor in Georgia. The penalties imposed will depend on the specific circumstances of the case along with any prior criminal history. However, the punishment will likely include fines, jail time, community service, and the requirement to register with the Georgia Sex Offender Registry.

Pandering will be elevated to a felony conviction if the situation involved the participation of people under 18 years of age. If the accomplices are under 16 years of age, the punishment will be 10-30 years in prison, a fine up to $100,000, or both. If the person is between 16 and 18 years old, then the punishment will be 5-20 years in prison, a fine between $2,500-$10,000, or both.

Practice Note

Georgia Sex Crime Laws are complicated and overwhelming - especially when you or a loved one has been arrested.

Call us today - a Georgia Sex Crimes Attorney can help you today. We stay up to date on new cases and changes in Georgia Law. We also understand the stigma that can arise from being arrested for a sex offense.

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