At the conclusion of a 5 day jury trial that began last week in Clay County Superior Court John Graham, 52, of Hayesville was convicted of Sexual Offense on a Child. He was sentenced yesterday to a maximum of 38 and a half years in prison, and he will serve at least 27 years and 11 months before he is eligible for release. If he is ever released from prison, he will be monitored by a satellite GPS tracking system and will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life. The case was investigated by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Haven Child Advocacy Center, the Sheriff of Union County, Georgia and the US Marshall’s Service.
“This conviction keeps a dangerous child predator off the streets for the rest of his life and sends a strong message to the community that the District Attorney’s Office places the highest priority on protecting our children and other especially vulnerable victims. I commend all of the dedicated professionals who partner with the District Attorney’s Office to give a strong voice to our littlest victims. Congratulations on a job well done,” said District Attorney Ashley Welch.
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