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July 22, 2019

Georgia GOP Lawmaker Used Legal Loophole to Help Molesting **Priest** Avoid Prison

** Edit note:  The title uses the word “priest” while the article clearly says that Jason Brothers was a Preacher.   Sorry for any confusions.  Hugs **

Georgia GOP Lawmaker Used Legal Loophole to Help Molesting Priest Avoid Prison

In 2012, Ohio preacher Jason Brothers stayed at the home of a family in Georgia when he was giving a guest sermon at North Mt. Zion Church of God in Hiawassee. When the family’s 14-year-old girl got up for a drink of water that night, Brothers, who was in a wheelchair due to his cerebral palsy, asked her for a hug… then raped her.

The girl only told her parents what happened after they caught her trying to end her own life.

This week, Jason Brothers was sentenced for his crime. The punishment involves no prison time, going back home to Ohio, and remaining on probation for another four years. In other words, nothing of any consequence even though he admitted to two counts of felony sexual battery on a minor.

The reason for that has everything to do with his attorney: Republican House Speaker David Ralston.

And what was Ralston doing when he requested these delays for state business?

Two complaints with the State Bar of Georgia filed by victims in other cases have accused him of campaigning and fundraising when he told judges he couldn’t come to court; Ralston has defended that practice, too, telling The Augusta Chronicle he’d think about stopping “if George Soros will promise that he will not send any more money into Georgia.”

*** Edited to include this information.   Hugs ***

The AJC and Channel 2 also note that, since Ralston became House Speaker in 2010, “he cited his legislative responsibilities to delay 226 cases a total of 966 times.” They also note that he expanded the legal loophole so delays could be granted year-round instead of just when the legislature was in session.

 

5 Comments »

  1. I don’t like to nitpick, but Jason Brothers is a preacher, not a “Priest.” The Catholic Church has Priests (some of whom are pedophiles), but it doesn’t have preachers who give sermons at a Church of God. Accuracy is important, or credibility can be questioned.

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    Comment by mistermuse — July 22, 2019 @ 14:38

    • Hello mistermuse. You are not nitpicking nor are you wrong. It does say right at the beginning of the article he was a preacher and yes the title is wrong. I debated changing it but as I pulled this off the web site I linked to I wondered if I would be in the wrong to change the title they gave it. Good catch on your part, so far you are the only one to notice. I am not sure if I should change it or not? I agree that it is not good to give reasons to attack the credibility of these news articles. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — July 22, 2019 @ 14:47

      • Perhaps the best solution would be to create your own title, as you are under no obligation to use their title if doing so gives your readers the impression that it’s your error.

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        Comment by mistermuse — July 22, 2019 @ 16:24

        • Hello mistermuse. Good point. Or maybe I could add an edit to say that the person was a preacher and not a priest? Hugs

          Please check out the edit I made to see if it is more accurate of the article. Hugs

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          Comment by Scottie — July 22, 2019 @ 18:26

          • I like it! I was going to suggest something like that as an alternative, but I had a hunch you’d figure out for yourself what’s best.

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            Comment by mistermuse — July 22, 2019 @ 19:08


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