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Hall County Correctional Officer Arrested

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by the Hall County Sheriff's Office) On Monday, November 15, the Hall County Sheriff's Office was requested to conduct a criminal investigation into the actions of a former Hall County Public Works, Corrections Officer, assigned to Resource Recovery. (Recycling Center) This request was made by Warden Avery Niles of the Hall County Correctional Institute.

The Corrections Officer, Eric Miller, age 33, of Toccoa was terminated Monday, November 15th after an internal investigation revealed that he had failed to properly supervise inmates in his custody and for other illegal activity. Miller had been assigned to supervise inmates at the Recycling Center on Chestnut Street. He had been employed with the County for three years.

The Sheriff’s Office investigation began as a result of a small bag of Marijuana being found in Millers uniform jacket last Monday.

Hall County Man sentenced on Child Porn Charges

Atlanta, GA-(AP) - A 52-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

 

Prosecutors say Jerry Ray Kinman purchased child pornography from a Belarus-based website. They said they found about 14,000 images and 54 videos of child pornography on his computer after searching his home in February.

This wasn't Kinman's first brush with the law. He was convicted in 1994 in a U.S. military court on three counts of indecent acts with a child, and served about four years in prison.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.)