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North Georgia Man Accused of Child Molestation and Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes in 3 Different Counties

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ralston Dew, a 70-year-old man, has been accused for the third time this year of enticing a child for indecent purposes and child molestation in Georgia. He's been accused of groping and kissing six girls that are all under the age of sixteen years old. 

He's currently facing multiple counts of child molestation in Cherokee County, Dawson County, and Forsyth County.

The enticing a child for indecent purposes charge came from one isolated incident that has been reported as occurring in his home in Cumming, Georgia. 

As a Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer, I will focus today's post on the law behind the criminal offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes in the state of Georgia.

Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes in Georgia

The Georgia Code defines enticing a child for indecent purposes in Georgia 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. O.C.G.A. §16-6-5.

In order to commit the criminal offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes, there must be the taking of a child towards somewhere that an indecent act would happen. This can be accomplished through forcing, enticing, or persuading. 

Practice Note

Enticing a child for indecent purposes is classified as a felony in Georgia. The penalty can include up to 30 years in prison. However, there are cases that include a wrongful accusation. There are Georgia Criminal Defenses that can apply to any case. 

If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a crime in Georgia, contact a Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney today.

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