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Cops: Girl, 5, Molested in Smyrna

The alleged abuse went on for more than one year.

Update, 5:52 p.m. Tuesday

A Tucker man is accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl for more than a year, including once in Smyrna, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant.

Craig Alan Ellett was arrested just before 4 p.m. Friday on Interstate 20 and Flat Shoals Road on charges of aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree, according to online jail records. He is being held in the Cobb County Jail without bond.

The latest incident occurred around noon Feb. 6 in the 800 block of Galleria Lane SE, which is in Smyrna, records show.

"Although the last incident of sodomy with the 5-year-old victim occurred in Cobb County," an officer wrote in the warrant, "the sexual abuse of the 5-year-old victim had been going on for about a year and a half in another jurisdiction and the 5-year-old female victim was told by said accused not to tell anyone."

But the girl did tell a family member about the alleged abuse, said Lt. Joseph Bennett with the Smyrna Police Department criminal investigations division.

"The family member who had knowledge about this reported it to a mandated reporter," he said, "and the mandated reporter reported it to us and that's how the investigation began."

Mandated reporters include everyone from school counselors to doctors.

Bennett, who did not know the suspect's age, said the incident was "under investigation for approximately a month before charges were taken.

"We are continuing our investigation to confirm that this is the only incident and that there aren't other incidents or victims out there."

Original breaking news alert, 2:50 p.m. Tuesday

A Tucker man is accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl for more than a year, including once in Smyrna, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant.

Craig Alan Ellett was arrested just before 4 p.m. Friday on Interstate 20 and Flat Shoals Road on charges of aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree, according to online jail records. He is being held in the Cobb County Jail.

The latest incident occurred around noon Feb. 6 in the 800 block of Galleria Lane SE, which is in Smyrna, records show.

"Although the last incident of sodomy with the 5-year-old victim occurred in Cobb County," an officer wrote in the warrant, "the sexual abuse of the 5-year-old victim had been going on for about a year and a half in another jurisdiction and the 5-year-old female victim was told by said accused not to tell anyone."

Stay with Smyrna-Vinings Patch for updates.

MS April 26, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Someone please notify Smyrna police to arrest this commentor for using profanity in a public forum where woman and children could be reading this since a Smyrna citizen was arrested under the pretense of cursing in public (though we all know it was really to keep her silenced).
Atlanta Glamdoll June 16, 2013 at 07:18 AM
MS, Is that you, Mary? What was your comment in response to? I don't see any other comments besides yours. ............................ Anyhow, I hope that this disgusting piece of garbage is taken care of really well by hard-core inmates when he lands in prison. The daily, brutal sodomy he'll receive will be the least of his troubles! Inmates don't take kindly to chi-mo's and they have their own "system" of justice behind bars.
stephen m george jr mpa June 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
I say go with the tried and true ...burn em at the stake ... !

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