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Georgia Teacher Arrested for Soliciting Pictures from Students

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has assisted in the investigation of a Pickens County high school teacher who has been accused of asking students for inappropriate pictures.

The teacher allegedly approached three different teenage girls - all under the age of fifteen - and requested what authorities are describing as inappropriate photographs. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the case and the investigation.

As a Georgia Sex Crimes Attorney, I will cover the offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes in today's post as to provide some clarity as to what charges the teacher is facing.

Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes in Georgia

Enticing a child for indecent purposes in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. § 16-6-5 as:

A person commits the crime of enticing a child for indecent purposes when he or she solicits, entices, or takes any child under the age of 16 years to a place whatsoever for the purpose of child molestation or indecent acts.

Asportation is an element in enticing a child for indecent purposes. There must be some taking or moving the child towards somewhere that an indecent act would occur. The taking could be accomplished by using force, enticement, or persuasion.

A person convicted of enticing a child for indecent purposes will be guilty of a felony. The penalty if convicted will be a prison term between 10 and 30 years. 

However, if the victim is between 14 and 16 years old and the person convicted is 18 years or younger and no more than 4 years older than the victim, that person will be guilty of a misdemeanor.

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been arrested for any of the sex crimes in Georgia, call our offices now.

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