A local man in Gainesville was arrested after being accused of committing sodomy on a child multiple times between 2011 and 2013.
The incidents were reported as taking place in the man's home. Any information regarding the victim's details have not been released.
As a Georgia Sex Crimes Attorney I will outline the law of aggravated child molestation in today's post.
Aggravated Child Molestation in Georgia
To understand the law behind aggravated child molestation, first we need to look at the law behind child molestation. Child molestation in Georgia is defined in O.C.G.A. § 16-6-4 (a) as:
A person commits the offense of child molestation when such person:
(1) Does any immoral or indecent act to or in the presence of or with any child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person; or
(2) By means of an electronic device, transmits images of a person engaging in, inducing, or otherwise participating in any immoral or indecent act to a child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person.
Aggravated Child Molestation in Georgia is defined in the same statute in part (c) as:
A person commits the offense of aggravated child molestation when such person commits an offense of child molestation which act physically injures the child or involves an act of sodomy.
A person convicted of the offense of aggravated child molestation shall be punished by imprisonment for life or by a split sentence that is a term of imprisonment for not less than 25 years and not exceeding life imprisonment.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a sex offense in the state of Georgia, call our lawyers today.