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Georgia Man Convicted of Committing 15 Years of Sex Crimes

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Interesting reports were released out of Fulton County this past week.

After the approval of a recent Georgia Law that requires that all untested DNA kits at Grady Memorial Hospital be turned over and examined by investigators. Investigators found that the same DNA belonging to a singular male suspect was present in twelve of the kits.

“This man was a violent and ruthless serial rapist. Because rape kits were not tested in a timely manner, he was allowed, not only to continue to prey upon the women of our community, but he almost got away with his brutal crimes, scot-free,” stated Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard.

He has been convicted of several different offenses including rape in Georgia. As a Georgia Sex Crimes Lawyer, I will dive deeper into one of the charges in his extensive conviction in today's post.

Aggravated Sodomy in Georgia

First, in order to fully understand the law behind aggravated sodomy, we need to look at the criminal offense of sodomy in Georgia which is defined in O.C.G.A. §16-6-2 as:

A person commits the offense of sodomy when he or she performs or submits to any sexual act involving the sex organs of one person and the mouth or anus of another.

A person convicted of the offense of sodomy shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 20 years.

The criminal offense of aggravated sodomy in Georgia is defined in the same statute as:

A person commits the offense of aggravated sodomy when he or she commits sodomy with force and against the will of the other person or when he or she commits sodomy with a person who is less than ten years of age. The fact that the person allegedly sodomized is the spouse of a defendant shall not be a defense to a charge of aggravated sodomy.

A person convicted of the offense of aggravated sodomy 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, followed by probation for life.

Practice Note

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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Richard Lawson

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