Polk County District Attorney Jack Browning is delivering on his pledge to fight for tougher sentencing in child molestation cases.
In his successful campaign for District Attorney of Polk County District, Jack Browning made a commitment to protect Polk County's children with tougher sentences against child molesters.
A Rockmart man, Steve Neal Williams Jr., 32, filed a motion requesting to be released from his requirement to register as a sex offender. Williams was ordered to register as a sex offender following a 1997 conviction of one count of child molestation.
On Tuesday January 22nd, Browning personally argued against the motion before Superior Court Judge Richard Sutton. Judge Sutton agreed with Browning and denied the motion.
Browning says, "I take all cases that are filed in the District Attorney's office very seriously, but I take child molestation cases personally. As I have shared with law enforcement across both Polk and Haralson County, as long as I am privileged to serve as DA we are going to aggressively prosecute crimes against children."
Andrew Garland, who serves as Browning's Assistant District Attorney, won a conviction in January against accused child molester Christopher Michael Cox.
Cox, 36 was sentenced in January to a life sentence with a minimum 25 years to serve for two counts sodomy and two counts child molestation against two victims, age 7 and 8-year-old.
Browning praised Garland's successful prosecution of the Cox case, "Andrew Garland and all the prosecutors in this office share my commitment to winning tough sentences especially in child molestation case, and I want anyone who would harm a Polk County child to know that my office takes crimes against children very seriously.
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