This guy should probably skip the bar of soap and use body wash where he’s goin…
A former DeKalb County officer on Monday confessed to raping two teens and giving one of them marijuana.
In June, a grand jury returned a 15-count indictment against Mr. Quevius Orion Thornton, 29, charging him with having sex with two 15-year-old girls, DeKalb District Attorney Mr. Robert James said.
“Quevius Thornton exploited his position and preyed upon two innocent victims in 2010,” Mr. James said. “His actions were simply inexcusable and deplorable.
“Thornton violated his oath as an officer and betrayed the trust of members of his community. My prayers go out to the victim and their families. I hope today’s sentence will be a step towards bringing some closure and resolve.”
Judge Cynthia Becker sentenced Mr. Thornton to 25 years in prison, Mr. James said. He is expected to serve 15 years as well as register as a sex offender upon release.
Initially, Mr. Thornton pleaded not guilty to the charges, but on Monday he recanted, the district attorney’s spokesman Mr. Eric Burton said.
DeKalb County officers charged Mr. Thornton with child molestation and statutory rape for one of the girls, Mr. Burton said.
For the second girl, he was charged with multiple counts of child molestation and statutory rape as well as four counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, simple battery and possession of marijuana, Mr. Burton said.
According to reports, Thornton read a letter expressing how he felt about his actions for which the judge reprimanded him for talking about himself instead of showing remorse for the victims. SMH!!
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