Aggravated Child Molestation is a serious crime in the State of Georgia. In fact, it is the worst crime that one can be accused of committing. It is imperative that you retain a qualified attorney immediately if you are being accused of aggravated child molestation. Many allegations of aggravated child molestation are false. Even if you know the allegation of aggravated child molestation against you is made up, you still must take it very seriously and aggressively defend yourself.
What’s the Law?
O.C.G.A. § 16-6-4 defines aggravated child molestation as follows:
A person commits the offense of aggravated child molestation
when such person commits an offense of child molestation which physically
injures the child or involves an act of sodomy.
If the alleged victim was physically injured then it is not
necessary for the state to prove sodomy.
It must be shown that the alleged victim was under 16 at the
time of the act in order to be charged with aggravated child molestation.
Penetration or force is not a requirement of aggravated
child molestation. The victim’s testimony that it was painful is sufficient to
prove physical injury and no medical evidence is required to corroborate.
If you are convicted of aggravated child molestation, then
the sentence will either be life imprisonment or a split sentence of a
mandatory minimum of 25 years imprisonment and probation for life. The
defendant will also have to be placed on the sex offender registry for life.
If someone is making an allegation of aggravated child
molestation against you, it is imperative that you do not talk to the police,
do not talk to the person who is accusing you of aggravated child molestation
and call us. Time is of the essence to properly investigate the allegations.
Do not wait until the State actually returns an indictment
against you before seeking an attorney. Child Molestation cases can be proven
solely on the victim’s own testimony. Therefore, it is vital that you
immediately retain an attorney and get to work in defending yourself of these
I would be happy to meet with you any time for a free
consultation to discuss your case, your rights and your defenses to these
Call me at 404-581-0999 and let’s schedule a time to meet
and discuss your case.
It is your life, your criminal record and you deserve the
best representation possible.