A supervisor who was apparently working for Georgia Institute of Technology is now facing criminal charges related to illicit sexual behavior. The man is accused of sex crimes in connection with two supposed incidents that are said to have taken place in a student dormitory. The 52-year-old man was arrested on June 22, 2016.
Two days earlier, an unnamed person accused the supervisor of sexually harassing a female employee. The supposed incidents took place on two separate occasions earlier in June. The defendant was employed as the Senior Director of Housing Facilities Management at the university at the time the alleged acts occurred.
Sex Crimes: A spokesperson for Georgia Tech announced that the man was arrested and charged with sexual battery and aggravated sexual battery. At the time of this writing, he remained in police custody at a county jail. The university has placed him on administrative leave.
Georgia law carries a potential penalty of life in prison for sex crimes convictions for charges similar to those being faced by the housing supervisor. For this and many other reasons, defendants are advised to retain effective representation through experienced criminal defense attorneys before facing charges in court. There have been situations where a defense attorney is able to challenge a portion or all of the evidence against a client. In cases where convictions are handed down, there may be opportunities to seek reduced sentences or avoid incarceration altogether. A defense attorney is aware of all options that might be available and can offer advice about how best to proceed in light of an individual situation.
Source: FOX 5, “Exclusive: Georgia Tech supervisor arrested for sex crimes”, Claire Simms, June 26, 2016
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