News Nearby: Former Boy Scout Recounts Sex Abuse; Teen Arrested for Aggravated Child Molestation
Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Cumming and Forsyth County.
Cartersville Woman Charged With Allegedly Lying About Sexual Assault - Cartersville Patch
A Cartersville woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a deputy during a traffic stop this week has been arrested for allegedly lying to police.
Bartow County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Cheryl Alisha Graves, 26, of East Church Street, Cartersville, Thursday morning, Oct. 18, on false statements and writing charges. See Cartersville Patch for more on this story.
Lilburn Police Arrest Teen for Aggravated Child Molestation - Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch
A 13-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with aggravated child molestation, according to officials at Lilburn Police Department.
Because of the nature of the crimes, the child is expected to be tried as an adult. Police say the female victim is also a juvenile.
Patch is not releasing the child suspect's name because of his age. See Lilburn-Mounain Park Patch for more on this story.
Former Boy Scout and Snellville Resident Recounts Sex Abuse - Snellville Patch
Editor's note: the following is a letter sent by Antony Bordoli, a Snellville resident who experienced abuse by his Boy Scout troop leader in Miami, Florida. He was a member of troop #64. In his letter, he imagines what he would say to his abuser today.
Bordoli's abuse occurred in the mid-80s, from when he was 11 years old through 16. Therapy has helped him cope with the memories of the abuse and the pain caused by the disbelief of family members.
While this letter focuses on one man, the second in command scoutmaster, Bordoli was abused by more than one during his time as a Boy Scout. See Snellville Patch to read the letter.