Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The abuse reportedly occurred about seven or eight years ago.
A woman on Jan. 18 stopped by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office to report an alleged child molestation. She told deputies that her adopted 15-year-old daughter had recently confided to her that she'd been the victim of molestation. The crime reportedly occurred seven or eight years ago, around the time the girl was in third grade, according to an incident report. The case has been assigned to an investigator and the Department of Family and Children Services has been notified. Don’t miss any Oconee news. Subscribe to Oconee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The arrest warrant was issued in Athens on Thursday. An arrest doesn't mean a conviction.
Update: According to Police Chief Lee O'Dillon, bond has been set at $25,000. Watkinsville Police on Thursday arrested a 38-year old Watkinsville man on charges of child molestation and sexual battery. An arrest warrant was issued at River Oaks Apartments in Athens where the man was performing maintenance for his employer, Greenleaf Management, Police Chief Lee O'Dillon said. The warrant alleges the molestation occurred between Nov. 1, 2011, and Jan. 13, 2013, in Watkinsville. O'Dillon said the 12-year-old victim confided about the alleged abuse to her friends, who shared the information with their parents. The adults contacted police, and the Department of Family and Children Services became involved, he said. Kenneth Troy Cobb was …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
A 6-year-old girl was allegedly fondled while at the man's home, authorities say. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
A 31-year-old Oconee County man surrendered himself to the jail Thursday after learning about a warrant for his arrest on a charge of child molestation. Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said Joshua Ray Silvers of Lee Circle is accused of touching a 6-year-old girl at his home earlier this year. Silvers knew the victim, he said. Silvers has been charged with one count, though investigators are working with the District Attorney's office to determine where two additional alleged incidents took place and more charges may be filed, Berry said. The molestation accusations were first reported to the Department of Family and Children Services, he said, and the Sheriff's Office got involved around Easter.