At this hour: a plea of guilt

January 22, 2014

A 39-year old man stands in Oconee General Sessions Court and admits his guilt in taking indecent liberties with a teenage girl. As part of a negotiated sentence, Jamie Garner Smith is pleading guilty to the charge of assault and battery second degree. The sentence, as recommended by assistant solicitor Lindsey Simmons, would be three years in prison, suspended to three years probation and the requirements of sex offender treatment and registry. Speaking for the victim, Patricia Ragsdale asked Judge Macaulay not to slap the defendant’s wrist but send a message that’ll discourage others from similar kinds of behavior. The judge was told that Smith’s involvement with the victim started when the defendant starting attending her job and the indecent liberties started when Smith became youth minister of the girl’s church.

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  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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