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DeKalb County teacher charged with statutory rape, denied bond

On Behalf of | Aug 9, 2012 | Sex Crimes |

Being accused of a sex crime can change your life, even if you’re never convicted. Society is quick to condemn those who face sex-related charges, and prosecutors are under immense pressure to convict. Despite what some may say, though, you still have rights when facing sex crime charges.

One DeKalb County middle school teacher likely understands this scenario well. He has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a minor student. He was arrested this spring and now faces more than 20 counts of child molestation, statutory rape and invasion of privacy.

Authorities allege that the relationship between the former teacher and the student went on for seven months. The most recent development in the case came earlier this week when a judge denied the former teacher bond. He will be held in a DeKalb County jail until his trial.

This case illustrates clearly what we discussed already — sex crime charges, especially those involving minors, can seriously impact a person’s life. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a charge is not the same as a conviction, and those accused of a crime have the right to defend themselves in court.

Situations like this, in which a relationship was sustained for a long period of time, are not always cut-and-dry. Issues involving consent may come into play, along with several other factors. Facing these charges can be frightening, but it’s important to remember that strong defenses can be built to challenge sex crime charges.

Source: The Telegraph, “Bond denied for Ga teacher accused on sex charges,” Aug. 6, 2012

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