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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  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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