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Resource ID: #20147
Subject: Sexual Abuse
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Date: March 30, 2003



The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on "first offender status" in Georgia, designed to give first-time criminals a break in sentencing. The paper's analysis of state records "shows at least 3,740 people in Georgia have been granted first offender status for sex crimes, some so serious they were sentenced to prison." Such people aren't listed in the state's sex offender registry or on the Web site of the Department of Corrections, either.

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