Georgia Man Charged with Statutory Rape & Sexual Exploitation

Hamilton County, TN (WDEF) – A Lafayette Georgia man faces statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a minor charges in Hamilton County.

According to an affidavit obtained by WDEF, 47-year-old George Gaines, Jr. was arrested for one count of aggravated statutory rape and ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

An assistant principal notified authorities after seeing Gaines with a 17-year-old.

Gaines said the girl’s father told him to not be around her and said he had lost his job because he had feelings for her.

Authorities in Hamilton County seized two cell phones belonging to Gaines containing child pornography images.

The document says Gaines told a detective that he had sex with the teen and also had pictures of her and knew he was committing criminal acts.

A court date for the case is scheduled for October 5th.

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