View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

ASK THE EXPERTS

Teen charged with statutory rape

POSTED: June 18, 2014 4:00 a.m.

A Dawsonville teenager is facing statutory rape and child molestation charges after admitting to having had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

According to the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, 17-year-old Stephen Bradley Hermann has been charged with two counts of aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, sodomy and statutory rape, all misdemeanors.

Sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie said the charges were misdemeanors based on the age difference between the suspect and the girl.

The offenses, which were reported by a relative of the girl, took place between April 14 and June 7 at various locations in the county, he said.

According to Goodie, phone messages indicated that the sexual contact appeared to have been consensual. While that may have been the case, he said the state's age of consent is 16.

"He was charged with statutory rape because it was consensual. However, a person under the age of 16 can't consent to sex in Georgia," Goodie said.

Hermann was taken into custody June 11 following an interview with authorities at the local law enforcement center. He was released Friday after posting a $15,200 bond, according to jail records.

Goodie said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

 

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Oakwood man killed in fatal...
A fatal collision shut down...
Banquet remembers racers
John “Benny” Benefield poli...
Commemorative Chase Elliott...
Michele Hester, staff write...
Art show finds new directio...
First place winner and show...
Emergency personnel recogni...
Lt. Jeff Banks presents Sam...
Sheriff honors top staff a...
The Dawson County Sheriff’s...
Wrestlers take two
Tiger Josh Poe attempts to ...
Lady Tigers on fire
Ansley Costley dribbles aro...
Tigers continue to battle, ...
Senior Tigers guard Jackson...
 

AP VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...