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Cedartown men arrested on child sexual abuse charges

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Two Cedartown men were arrested this past week in separate incidents and charged with sex crimes against children according to police reports. The two cases are not related.

Leobardo Segura, 28, was arrested by Cedartown police Tuesday evening at his Irwin Street residence and charged with felony child molestation. The abuse reportedly occurred in April of this year.

Larry Britt Morgan, 35, of a Lynn Lane address in Cedartown was arrested Friday evening during a traffic stop on U.S. 27 on outstanding warrants charging him with felony child molestation, felony aggravated sexual battery and felony cruelty to children. The abuse reportedly occurred in July of this year.

Both men remain in custody with bond denied at the time of this publication.

According to Georgia law, a person commits the offense of child molestation when he or she does any immoral or indecent act to or in the presence of or with any child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person.

According to Georgia law, A person commits the offense of aggravated sexual battery when he or she intentionally penetrates with a foreign object the sexual organ or anus of another person without the consent of that person. The term 'foreign object' means any article or instrument other than the sexual organ of a person.

According to Georgia law, first degree cruelty to children occurs when the parent, guardian, or other person supervising the welfare of or having immediate charge or custody of a child under the age of 18 willfully deprives the child of necessary sustenance to the extent that the child's health or well-being is jeopardized and/or maliciously causes a child under the age of 18 cruel or excessive physical or mental pain.

The arrest details within this article do not reflect the actual guilt or innocence of the individual or individuals listed. All parties are presumed innocent until they are proven guilty in a court of law. Not every arrest or charge leads to a conviction. A conviction or an acquittal will be determined by the court system.

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