Monday, May 20, 2013
She said she was told not to tell anyone about the alleged sexual abuse.
A Smyrna man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 7-year-old girl. Between Oct. 1 and March 13, investigators with the Smyrna Police Department said Jose Alberto Dealmonte raped the girl "more than one time inside her residence." During one incident, the girl told authorities that she tried to get away, but Dealmonte allegedly "grabbed her by the leg and pulled her back to him," according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. The girl said that Dealmonte told her not to tell anyone about the alleged sexual abuse. "Accused called it their 'secret,' " an officer wrote in the warrant. Dealmonte was arrested Thursday night on charges that include rape, child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree, according to …
Friday, May 3, 2013
He is being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bond.
An 18-year-old Smyrna man is accused of molesting a 7-year-old girl. The alleged incident occurred between 11 p.m. April 22 and 3 a.m. April 23 at a home in the 500 block of Pat Mell Road, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. At some point during that time period, Michael Shawn Hawkins allegedly entered the girl's bedroom. He was arrested April 23 at the Cobb County West Park Government Center on a charge of child molestation. He is being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bond. No other details are available at this time.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The teen is his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter.
A 56-year-old Smyrna man is accused of molesting his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter near Marietta. The suspect, identified in a Cobb County criminal warrant as David Uriyah Hardy, was living with his girlfriend and her daughter at the time of the alleged incident, said Officer Mike Bowman, spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. Authorities learned about the alleged abuse, which occurred around 9 p.m. Thursday at a residence in the 1500 block of Crider Road, when the teen's mother called 911, Bowman said. The teen was bruised, according to the results of a medical examination. Hardy was arrested Saturday afternoon on five charges, including three counts of child molestation, one count of aggravated child molestation and one …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Boy Scouts of America this week made public thousands of case files it has kept on suspected molesters for decades.
There are three cases of possible sexual abuse in Smyrna, among a total of 97 cases in Georgia, by Boy Scout troop leaders and volunteers listed in the organization's sexual abuse files released Thursday to the public. The files, known as "perversion files" or "ineligible volunteer files", had been kept confidential for decades, until attorneys representing two abuse victims in Oregon demanded they be made public as part of a $18.5 million settlement in 2010. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) fought the release until the Oregon Supreme Court ruled against it. The files released this week cover the years 1965-1985, and an expanded list of around 5,000 case files, kept between 1947 and 2005, has been compiled in a database by the Los Angeles …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
In the past week, Smyrna and Cobb police have charged three men with sex crimes against minors and one man with sexual assault.
Smyrna and Cobb police have charged several men with sex crimes against minors in the past week, but officials say they don’t think it indicates a historical increase in sex crimes for the area. The Marietta Daily Journal reported Tuesday that Cobb police allege that Joshua Thomas Hill, 24 of Marietta, took a 14-year-old girl to a Smyrna hotel where she was forced to have sex with several adults. He is charged with felony trafficking a person for sexual servitude, rape and child molestation among other charges. Smyrna police also report that 25-year-old Juan Aleman allegedly sexually assaulted a nine-year-old neighbor. Officer Michael Smith, Smyrna’s public information officer, told Smyrna-Vinings Patch that Aleman, who lives at an …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Martin Nolasco, 21, is being held without bond at Cobb County jail.
A Smyrna man is being held without bond after Smyrna police allege he molested and impregnated an 11-year-old girl. According to a report filed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Martin Nolasco, 21 of Smyrna, was charged with aggravated child molestation, two felony counts of child molestation and statutory rape. His arrest record with the Cobb County Sheriff's office also showed an immigration violation. Officer Mike Smith, Smyrna Police Department’s public information officer, said Nolasco was a distant relative of the alleged victim. Smith said that allegedly the perpetrator had sex with the victim three times over the past several months. The victim’s parents learned of the encounters after the victim got sick at school the week of …