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Former police officer ( name disclosed ), 34, pleaded guilty in Coweta Superior Court Friday morning to charges that include incest, child molestation, possession of narcotics and criminal attempt to suborn perjury.


He admittedly had an ongoing sexual relationship with a female relative that began in November 2007 when the victim was 14 years old.


Judge Jack Kirby accepted Assistant District Attorney Kevin McMurry's plea recommendation and sentenced ( disclosed ) to 30 years with 18 years to serve in prison confinement on the charge of incest. The balance of that sentence will be spent on probation. Upon release, he must register as a sex offender.


According to McMurry, he began having sexual intercourse with the victim three to four times per week in November 2007. On April 4, investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at his Sharpsburg home and found items that included more than 500 steroids, sex toys and used prophylactics. He was taken into police custody at that time.


The abuse was reported by the victim's mother after she confronted her daughter with her suspicions of the inappropriate relationship. The victim admitted what had happened to her mother and to police.


After his arrest, he asked a friend to lie to police to give him an alibi, according to McMurry. He also absconded to Florida while out of jail on bond in November. He was located over the Thanksgiving holiday because of the efforts of Coweta Sheriff's investigators. Graham was extradited back to Coweta County on Dec. 2.


The victim's mother told the court Friday morning, "Our lives will never be the same after this past year."


"I have witnessed what I would not wish on my worst enemy," she continued. "I watch [the victim] carry guilt for him every day of her life." But, she added, "we will survive."


The victim shared her emotional testimony and discussed the difficult journey of healing that lies ahead.


"I've lost everything I once had," the victim said.


"I'm not doing this to prosecute him," she said, adding that she's telling the truth because it's the right thing to do. But the victim told the court that she wonders how she's going to survive each day.


"I'm going through the exact same thing [as him]," said the victim, adding that the only difference is that she won't be criminally prosecuted. The victim said she got "caught up in what he called love." For a while, she "defended him," but later realized that he "wasn't returning the favor." At one point, he asked her to tell the court that she was insane, according to the victim.


She concluded by saying that she ultimately seeks to forgive him, not hate him.


He declined to make a comment when given the opportunity to address the court.


 


Ok I know this case too well because it's in the county I work for, all the charges that he plead guilty to and only got 30 years ? ! ? !  What is our justice system coming to?


Please give me ya'lls feedback on this.... Honestly it makes me SICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!


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You should be grateful...most sex offenders plead down to a lesser sentence (like assault) because you really can't take a child's word over that of an adults'. He only did this with one person and will spend all 30 of those years watching his back in prison...


Lets take into statistics into account...how many times do you think someone who drives drunk actually drives impaired before he is caught and convicted? Now, how many times you think that child molesters rape children before they're caught?


Now THAT makes me sick....especially considering that they plea to lesser sentences (like Assault in the 2nd degree) and can carry on (even in prison) as just another shmoe...not even having to register as a sex offender!!!!!


 


I try not to get into what their crimes are because I know I'll be biased and begin to treat them differently....but if you think your story makes your blood boil, don't work at a penitentiary.


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To add to what Riot says. How many times do these offenders get a treatment program and are out on the streets in a matter of years only to destroy another Childs life before they get caught again. How many times does a DUI/DWI get caught and never do any real time. I have arrested a half a dozen DUI/DWI that had more then 10 convictions on record. How many times does a Murder charge get kicked to Manslaughter. How many times does an Assault charge get kicked to a peace disturbance. You should be more appalled at the fact that so many others like him get less time he got thirty years because he is held to a higher standard. If he was anyone else he would have most likely gotten less. The laws are different for an officer when he commits a crime. There is no real justice system and Asking why will never get you an answer and only drive you insane.



 

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Sounds like the same ol' thing from the courts, let them off easy on a plea deal to avoid taking the case to trial.  I can't say that I am thrilled with the sentence, but it appears to be more than what he would receive in other parts of the country.  For example, this guy would have received only a few years and maybe even only probation had this crime happened in Michigan.  Everything considered, the southern justice system still beats anything these guys would get anywhere else.  He'll get what's coming in the end and maybe even die in prison, especially when the inmates find out he was an ex-cop and a pedophile. 

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RJBLA says ...


 


To add to what Riot says. How many times do these offenders get a treatment program and are out on the streets in a matter of years only to destroy another Childs life before they get caught again. How many times does a DUI/DWI get caught and never do any real time. I have arrested a half a dozen DUI/DWI that had more then 10 convictions on record. How many times does a Murder charge get kicked to Manslaughter. How many times does an Assault charge get kicked to a peace disturbance. You should be more appalled at the fact that so many others like him get less time he got thirty years because he is held to a higher standard. If he was anyone else he would have most likely gotten less. The laws are different for an officer when he commits a crime. There is no real justice system and Asking why will never get you an answer and only drive you insane.



 


 To add to your's...I think it's amazing how many fights and assaults go on in prison and the inmates don't even get recharged for the crimes unless it's a serious one (like attempted murder or involving a weapon). I've written up inmates for fighting and it gets dropped down to Horseplay...how is THAT for rediculous? I say, put em in SEG...take away what little freedom they have unless you want to have the same problems keep repeating themselves.


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that is one sick s.o.b.!


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 It doesn't make my blood boil..  The thing is he was LEO when he was arrested for the crimes. Thats what gets me roaring!


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