Man Held in Rape, Pimping of Juvenile

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A man is being held in Fulton County Jail and has been charged with sex crimes in Georgia including rape, child molestation and procuring for pimping by the Fulton County police. The underage girl who accused him of rape met the suspect at the West End MARTA station on June 6. The two exchanged phone numbers and met up again a few days later on June 10, according to a story.

During the second meeting, the suspect took the girl to a hotel on Fulton Industrial Circle. He then provided her with a fake ID and some marijuana and when she refused his proposition to have sex with five different men to pay off the money she owed him for the room, he allegedly attacked and raped her.

Authorities were able to use the cell phone number the victim provided to them to catch the accused. An investigating officer recognized the man’s voice from a voice mail recording and knew him to be a pimp in the area.

Rape and child molestation are some of the most serious crimes a person can commit. Child Molestation in Georgia is defined as “any immoral or indecent act to or in the presence of or with any child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person”.

If convicted of a sex crime in Georgia, you may have to register with the Georgia Violent Sexual Offender Registry, an organization which stores information regarding sex offenders who were released from prison or placed on probation after July 1, 1996. Certain convicted sex offenders in Georgia will be forced to register as a sex offender with the Sheriff, in accordance with Official Code of Georgia Annotated statute 42-1-12.

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Georgia, you deserve to have your rights defended. It is important that you contact an experienced Atlanta sex crime defense attorney as soon as possible. These types of charges are the most serious a person can face and any delay in mounting a defense can be costly.