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Augusta Teen, 17, Charged with Having Sex with Girl, 12


An Augusta teen has already bonded out of jail on a child molestation charge for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl who snuck out of her foster home, authorities said.

Trey’von Grandison, 17, of Augusta, was charged Monday with child molestation in the case. A sheriff’s report says he is a junior at Westside High School.

Deputy Shakeria Radden’s incident report describes what happened last weekend when the 12-year-old girl and a 16-year-old girl from the same foster home snuck out at 1:45 a.m. Sunday:

Both girls left the foster home by foot and were picked up around the corner by the teen suspect. Both females admitted to engaging in intercourse “without a condom in Grandison mother’s vehicle.”

Afterward, the suspect said he needed to return his mother’s vehicle in time for her work shift. So the teens got out and went into the lobby of Best Value Inn, where a 32-year-old Martinez man introduced himself and invited the girls up to his room. They went.

Inside his room, the man allegedly groped the victims, reaching inside one girl’s shirt and rubbing the thigh and shoulder the other. At some point, the girls were discovered and interviewed by deputies. The younger girl agreed to be examined at the hospital but the older girl refused.

There is no record of the 32-year-old hotel guest being arrested, according to jail records.

Child molestation is classified as a felony offense in Georgia, even with the sex crime being considered non-aggravated or not forced. For a first child molestation conviction, the accused will face a sentence of five to twenty years in prison.



Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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