Working to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault

The Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Task Force met on June 19th at the Baldwin County Courthouse. Baldwin County Solicitor General, Skye Gess, spoke about their In Our Best Interest Program for victims of domestic violence. Introductions of the Victims’ Advocates for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit were made. The Guest Speaker was JoAnna Smith, Director of the Bright House – the new Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center. She spoke about services that will be offered through the Bright House.

Court of Appeals upholds Greene County rape conviction

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed today the Greene County conviction of Tavares Dontray Seals. Seals was convicted in 2010 for the offenses of rape, burglary, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and several other misdemeanor charges.

Greene County conviction

Jeffery Robertson, 58, entered a guilty plea to three counts of incest, two counts of child molestation and one count of attempt to commit incest in front of Judge Alison T. Burleson on June 6, 2019. He was slated to go on trial in Greene County Superior Court June 11, 2019. He was charged and convicted of sexually assaulting his natural children over a number of years. He was sentenced to 40 years, 25 of which to serve in prison. If he is ever released from prison, he is to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life and have no contact with the victims.

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