HOMERVILLE — A man has been sentenced for sex crimes in Clinch County, according to the district attorney’s office.
Charlie Ben Curry Jr., 50, pleaded guilty to enticing a child for indecent purposes and to sexual battery against a person under 16 years of age, according to a statement from the office of Alapaha District Attorney Dick Perryman.
The sentence handed down was for 30 years, with the first eight to be served in the Georgia prison system, the statement said.
Curry pleaded guilty to the charges stemming from his sexual contact with a teenage girl, Perryman’s statement said.
If Curry completes his prison sentence, he will spend the remainder of his life on probation, including sex offender registration and sex offender probation conditions. Curry will also be banished for 30 years from 10 South Georgia counties including Clinch, Atkinson, Lanier, Cook and Berrien, the statement said.
Curry was sentenced by Chief Superior Court Judge Howard McClain.
“The things this man has done are inexcusable and I am proud we have been able to secure a lengthy prison sentence and his complete banishment from our community. It is a top priority of my office to prosecute people who harm children. I am grateful for the hard work and effort from my staff including Assistant District Attorney Annika Register. I must also commend the work of the Homerville Police Department. While the innocence lost at the hands of this man can never be recovered, I am pleased with the outcome of this case,” Perryman said in his statement.
Terry Richards is senior reporter at The Valdosta Daily Times.