GA: Another Cop Accused Of Child Molestation

March 15, 2010

wsbtv.com(GA): Cop Accused Of Child Molestation.

We have lost count of how many police officers have been arrested for sex crimes against children just since the beginning of this year alone. Remember that these are the same men who speak out against the heinous nature of sex offenses in our neighborhoods and do everything they can to cause pain and destruction to anyone even accused of a sex crime. In many cases, they communicate the nature of a sex offender’s arrest to other inmates in jails and prisons in order to cause the accused sex offender to be harmed while in custody. But being a police officer, it is likely that he will be kept protected while incarcerated. And as police officers, enjoying favorability with courts, it is also likely that these men will not be required to register as sex offenders.

Fayette County, Ga. — A Tyrone police officer was arrested, accused of child molestation. Matthew New, 38, of Fayetteville was arrested March 11 by the Fayetteville Police Department on a charge involving child molestation. Mr. New faces at least 40 additional charges on related crimes, investigators said.

According to investigators, more than one child was victimized. The children were under age 16 at the time of the incidents, investigators said, and one of the children was related to Mr. New.

Information from the investigation has resulted in 40 additional charges and of those, New will be charged with one count of sexual battery and multiple counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes and multiple counts of child pornography, investigators said. Mr. New’s computer was seized during the investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, investigators said.

Officials said Mr. New was placed on administrative leave from the Tyrone Police Department immediately when the agency was notified of the investigation by Fayetteville police on Feb. 2. New had been with the Tyrone Police Department for about nine years, according to police officials.

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