A man in Cobb County has been arrested on nine different felony charges including seven counts of child molestation in Georgia as well as two additional counts of aggravated child molestation.
According to reports, he has been accused of molesting a twelve year old girl on several different occasions since the child was seven years old. The girl told her school counselor that the man had molested her on several occasions.
As a Georgia Sex Crimes Attorney, I will show the difference between child molestation and aggravated child molestation in today's post.
Child Molestation and Aggravated Child Molestation in Georgia
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 any of the sex crimes in Georgia, call our offices today.
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