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Georgia mayor charged with sex crimes and theft

A mayor and police chief may have his job on the line after a series of criminal accusations. The Georgia mayor has been accused of soliciting young men for sex. He was charged with sex crimes including solicitation of sodomy and theft.

Authorities were conducting an investigation which lasted for a month and a half. The man is a mayor in Concord and a police chief in a nearby city. According to reports, he abused his position of authority to gain the trust of his alleged victims.  The investigation started when authorities were contacted by one of the alleged victims' grandparents. Throughout the investigation, it was reportedly revealed that the man was using a government issued phone to send inappropriate photos to juveniles.

High school teacher charged with child molestation

A 24-year-old teacher was recently arrested. She was charged with sex crimes after she was accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student. Georgia authorities charged the woman with child molestation and other sex related charges.

Authorities started an investigation which reportedly revealed that sexual contact started a little less than a month ago. Following a forensic interview, a disclosure was purportedly made that there was inappropriate contact that occurred on more than one occasion. It was determined that there was enough probable cause for an arrest warrant to be issued. The teacher was arrested at the school and booked on her charges.

Sex Crimes - Georgia man charged with child molestation of teen

Sex Crimes - A grand jury recently indicted a 22-year-old man. The man was accused of child molestation of a 15-year-old girl. Nevertheless, all Georgia defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proved guilty of the crimes of which they have been accused.

The man was charged with a number of sex crimes, including rape. According to reports, the man allegedly molested a teenage girl back in December of last year. The sexual contact between him and the teen reportedly happened when he was 21 years of age.

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Criminal Defense: Couple faces criminal charges in infant's death

Criminal Defense: A 1-month-old infant was found dead in a home over the summer. A Georgia couple is now faced with state criminal charges, including involuntary manslaughter, after authorities reportedly determined the baby suffocated while in their care. They have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct, both serious criminal charges.

Authorities were dispatched to the home back in June after the infant was found unconscious. According to reports, the baby died while sharing a bed with the couple. Upon further investigation, authorities allegedly discovered that both of them were high on meth and waited over half an hour to call for emergency help. An autopsy was performed and it was revealed that the infant died from asphyxia as a result of the sleep environment. A criminal defense attorney will have to be secured in order to combat these charges.

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Cyber Crime and Privacy

The rise of "big data" has been one of the most important developments in the internet era.  What exactly is big data? It has been defined as a "term describing the storage and analysis of large and or complex data sets using a series of techniques".  And big data is infiltrating every aspect of our lives.  The number of things now connected to the internet has reached at least 8.7 billion in 2012.  

Sex crimes: High school staff member charged

A suspect was arrested after working at a new job as a band director for just two weeks. Georgia authorities charged the man with multiple sex crimes after he was accused of engaging in sexual behavior with high school students in another state. It is important for readers to remember that just because someone is charged with a crime, does not necessarily mean they are guilty.

Authorities received complaints from former students at a previous high school about alleged sexual encounters with the suspect. The allegations included sexual activity on school property and at the suspect's home. The sexual activity was reported to have happened during a three-year period and involved at least eight girls. Multiple girls claimed that they were gagged and tied up by the band director. According to reports, authorities placed him under arrest at Thomas County Central High School where he recently began working.

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White Collar Crimes: Learning center owner charged with fraud

Medicaid fraud, one of many white collar crimes, is a serious issue, and prosecutors will typically waste no time in seeking convictions. A Georgia woman, who is the owner of the Brighter Futures Learning Center, has been arrested for insurance fraud. Authorities believe that she illegally billed over $300,000 in services that were never rendered.

Brighter Futures Learning Center provides mental health services for children and is registered with the state Medicaid program. According to reports, the owner submitted fraudulent Medicaid claims between Oct. 2010 and March 2014 resulting in white collar crimes charges. Reports suggest that she forged signatures of two contractors on falsified documents in an effort to hide her illegal activity. In addition, she reportedly obtained and used four Medicaid numbers of several contractors to send in false claims without their knowledge or consent.

Criminal defense: Movie producers face charges involving death

Criminal defense: It's hard to imagine that filming a movie could be dangerous and deadly for a film crew. However, dangerous instances do happen and many Georgia residents may be aware that a camera assistant was killed after being hit by a train. The Georgia camera assistant was working on a film, "Midnight Rider," when tragedy struck. Two filmmakers are facing state criminal charges in connection with her death.

The movie that was being filmed was reportedly about a recording artist named Gregg Allman. The crew was in the middle of filming a dream sequence on the railroad tracks when a train careened into the film crew, killing the camera assistant and injuring 7 other crew members. Authorities believe that the filmmakers should be held liable and charged them with criminal trespassing and manslaughter. Since the charges were filed, the defendants turned themselves into the county jail. They are now in need of good criminal defense lawyers.

Criminal Defense: Fatal hot car case leads to criminal charges

Criminal defense: In the summer months, there are often many tragic deaths that are reported after parents forget their children in hot cars. This may be true for one case in which a 22-month-old boy was recently discovered by his father, Ross Harris, in a hot car after being left there for several hours. The Georgia father claims that he forgot his son in the car when he went to work and now, he is facing state criminal charges for murder.

A probable cause hearing is expected to be held for prosecutors to state their reasons to charge him with murder. According to reports, the man was supposed to drop his son off at a childcare center, but he forgot and went to work. When he arrived at his place of employment, he went about his usual day, but failed to remember that his infant was in the car where he remained for hours. Prosecutors stated that the man went out to his vehicle around lunch time, where he placed an unknown object, and then left the boy in the vehicle.

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