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Georgia Man Charged with Child Molestation and Public Indecency After Allegedly Exposing Himself in a Retail Store

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Donquarious Green has been arrested for allegedly exposing himself to two young girls and their mother inside of a TJ Maxx store in Cobb County last month. He is facing charges of public indecency and child molestation in Georgia. 

According to reports, the two young girls stated that Green exposed himself and rubbed up against their mother while isolated in the aisle way for kitchenware. The surveillance video footage led to the identification of Green and his arrest. 

He is currently in Cobb County Jail on a $15,000 bond. As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will focus on the criminal offense of public indecency and the law behind it. 

Public Indecency in Georgia

The Georgia Code defines public indecency in Georgia as:

A person commits the offense of public indecency when he or she performs any of the following four acts in a public place:

  1. An act of sexual intercourse;
  2. A lewd exposure of the sexual organs;
  3. A lewd appearance in a state of partial or complete nudity; or
  4. A lewd caress or indecent fondling of the body of another person. O.C.G.A. §16-6-8.

The crime is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the number of convictions. For the first two convictions of public indecency, the crime is a misdemeanor and can include up to twelve months in jail and a fine up to $1,000. For a third conviction, the crime is a felony and can include up to five years in prison. 

Practice Note

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney, it is always worth noting for me that not everyone is accused of a crime is guilty of that crime. In the case of a wrongful accusation, there are Georgia Criminal Defenses that can apply. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a crime in Georgia, contact us today. 

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