Serving Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Morgan, Putnam and Wilkinson Counties of Georgia
Court of Appeals affirms Decision of Trial Judge
January 23, 2018
The Court of Appeals of the State of Georgia affirmed today that it is reasonable to require that an individual convicted of molesting children not have access to children, including his own. Clifford Wheat entered a plea of guilty to several counts of child molestation. While serving prison time for his crimes, Wheat appealed the trial court's denial of lifting a condition of his sentence that he not be allowed to have contact with minors. The Court of Appeals agreed with the District Attorney's Office which argued that requiring an individual who had molested 2 small children not have any contact with any minors was reasonable and logical.