Georgia molestation suspect caught, beaten by victim's father

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Chatham County sheriff's deputy allegedly caught molesting his best friend's 13-year-old daughter last Sunday morning, was later threatened with a gun and beaten with a bat, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office report released Friday.

 Dustin McMillan  Morris News Service
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Dustin McMillan

Dustin McMillan, who had been a deputy since 2007, was arrested after he reportedly admitted molesting the girl. A report on the incident indicated McMillan and the victim were in a computer room when her father walked in and found them. The father told McMillan - who had been his best friend - to take his 5-year-old son and leave his Ellabell home.

As McMillan tried to drive away, the father walked up to the vehicle and pointed a rifle at him but saw McMillan's son in the back seat.

The father "stated he looked at Dustin's son sitting in the back seat and did not pull the trigger because of this," the report stated. The report also stated the father told "Dustin to thank his son for saving his life."

McMillan dropped his son off with a relative and was called back to the house by the father, who then beat him with an aluminum bat and kicked him several times.

On Friday, Bryan County Sheriff's Lt. Resa Lopez said McMillan did not want to press charges against the father and his son now stays with his mother in Statesboro.

Lopez also said the molestation was not ongoing. McMillan was released from the Bryan County jail after posting 15 percent of a $25,000 bond, she said.

Bryan County investigators notified the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, which terminated McMillan on Tuesday after he confirmed the allegations, said Ron Robinson, Chatham sheriff's spokesman.

"After we did our investigation, that's when the sheriff said we need to cut ties with him," Robinson said, adding McMillan returned the last of his county-owned equipment on Friday.

McMillan worked inside the Chatham County jail and was a certified police officer, Robinson said

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overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/06/10 - 07:06 am
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Good for the father of the

Good for the father of the girl for beating him and good for the Chatham County Sheriff for taking swift action in firing him.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 10/19/12 - 10:51 am
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Dixieman
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Dixieman 06/06/10 - 07:24 am
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Good! I have a 10-year-old

Good! I have a 10-year-old and would have done the same thing.

sgachief
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sgachief 06/06/10 - 07:28 am
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Good for the father. I would

Good for the father. I would have done the same. Someone has to protect our children and grandchildren and it's certainly not the GA legislature or governor.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 06/06/10 - 07:29 am
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Except for registering

Except for registering McMillan as a child molester I'd say this case is finished.

TruthJusticeFaithHope
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TruthJusticeFaithHope 06/06/10 - 07:54 am
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He will get some jail time.

He will get some jail time. I am suprised that the father wasn't arrested for assault. The whole thing is amazing... a made for TV movie in a nutshell.

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Austin Rhodes 06/06/10 - 09:02 am
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I wouldn't have voted to

I wouldn't have voted to convict the Father if I were on the jury...which explains why I will probably never be picked for a jury.

iletuknow
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iletuknow 06/06/10 - 09:05 am
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What exactly is molestation?

What exactly is molestation?

jamie8706
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jamie8706 06/06/10 - 09:14 am
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I don't blame the man I would

I don't blame the man I would done the same thing. I don't know what I would of done if i walked in on something like that, I would flip out.

crackerjack
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crackerjack 06/06/10 - 09:16 am
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ILETUKNOW A molestation is

ILETUKNOW A molestation is a place that moles that ride those little trains in the woods can buy tickets on the moletrain and get on and off when they need to check into a moletel.

onecatfish
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onecatfish 06/06/10 - 09:21 am
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Molestation is the sexual
Unpublished

Molestation is the sexual exploitation of a child or a woman by an adult for sexual gratification or for profit. Sexual abuse may include:

•Fondling
•Mutual masturbation
•Sodomy
•Coitus
•Child pornography and child prostitution

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/06/10 - 09:32 am
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So, this guy goes BACK to the

So, this guy goes BACK to the house after being called by the girl's father?? I mean, he HAD to have known he was going to be in for a butt-whooping! Sounds to me like this molester just threw in the towel because he knew there was no way he was getting out of this. Seeing as how a rifle had earlier been pointed at his head, he must've been thinking that this might be the last few moments of his life. What a crazy story! Good for the father to show some restraint when he needed to (with the molester's son in the back seat of the car) and then beat the stew out of the guy later!

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bettyboop 06/06/10 - 09:45 am
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Whooo! Whooo!!...go Dad !!!!!

Whooo! Whooo!!...go Dad !!!!!

Indigo
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Indigo 06/06/10 - 09:53 am
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I think aluminum bats should

I think aluminum bats should be allowed in child molestation cases since they cant be used in MLB :)

$25,000 bond? I simply dont understand the logic with a bond that low considering the charge.

McMillan, you might want to ugly up a bit, they will enjoy you in prison.

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KNECKBONE 06/06/10 - 10:13 am
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i'd make that sob drink up

i'd make that sob drink up the oil slick .aluminum bats are great get one thats loaded and aim for the fences.

corgimom
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corgimom 06/06/10 - 10:23 am
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Wait till that sheriff's

Wait till that sheriff's deputy goes to prison. He'll wish the father had shot him.

keeanzia
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keeanzia 06/06/10 - 10:44 am
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Good for the dad. Why would

Good for the dad. Why would the suspect willing go back to the place where his life was threaten. It's like he hoping to get shot.

grinder48
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grinder48 06/06/10 - 10:58 am
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Go dad ! And thanks to the
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Go dad ! And thanks to the sheriffs offices involved.

Indigo
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Indigo 06/06/10 - 11:16 am
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keeanzia.......the guy was

keeanzia.......the guy was probably willing to do anything NOT to get turned over to the authorities. I also cant help there's a little more to this story we have yet to hear.

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AutumnLeaves 06/06/10 - 11:20 am
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Has the whole world gone

Has the whole world gone mad??? I don't believe everything I read, but if it is as it reads here, it makes me want to be sick.

30cal
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30cal 06/06/10 - 01:23 pm
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Seems the WHOLE STORY is not.

Seems the WHOLE STORY is not. here there may be facts the public not yet available to the public.
AND yes 25K doe's seem low for this offense.you would think that with th
e confession it would be at least 100k.
WELL now we will see how long he gets and if the inmates like him. IT's one thing being a cop on the inside, but a child molester in even worse,Oh well he's a big boy now he gets to pay the piper.
I think the DAD is safe from charges ,UNLESS they can find a JUDGE and PROSECUTER who want to commit political suicide.

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Junket831 06/06/10 - 01:52 pm
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Well, he must not have gotten

Well, he must not have gotten too big a beating cause he doesn't appear to have a mark on his face. Which just goes to show the amount of restraint shown by the father who had both a rifle and a bat available.

We don't know the whole story, but I for one would like to know WHY an admitted child molester is allowed to make bail. He should be locked up while waiting sentencing. These individuals are predators and need to be kept separate from society until judgement is rendered.

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corgimom 06/06/10 - 02:37 pm
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$25,000 is about right for

$25,000 is about right for child molestation. There wasn't intercourse involved, that would be 1st degree rape, and then he wouldn't get bond.

Most likely, he'll plea down, get probation and have to register as an RSO.

Jillian
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Jillian 06/06/10 - 04:49 pm
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There is no punishment good

There is no punishment good enough for child molestor's.

Ole School
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Ole School 06/06/10 - 04:56 pm
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OH no now we must outlaw

OH no now we must outlaw bats..... shoot the bast$%d , he knows what he as done and if he was any kind of a man he would do himself in @!

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 06/06/10 - 05:39 pm
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Lord knows that I don't

Lord knows that I don't condone child molestation or any other crime for that matter but he got a bond because under the US Constitution in this country you are innocent until proven guilty and the US Constitution provides for protection from excessive bail under the 8th Amendment.

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mable8 06/06/10 - 07:21 pm
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For those who think the

For those who think the father should be charged with assault, he has the right to protect his family--and he did so. If the perpetrator was dumb enough to return to the victim's home, he clearly used poor judgement once again. Let's hope Georgia is friendlier to the victim's father; another State prosecuted a mother for shooting a defendant to death (in the courtroom) after he was acquitted and made sneering remarks about how great is was to have sex with her young sons. Yes, she was convicted of a lesser charge--but she should have never been arrested either. As for the perp in this case: throw the book at him.

30cal
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30cal 06/06/10 - 09:42 pm
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I must say the father did

I must say the father did display remarkable self control. I have no doubt I would be in jail for murder ,I'AM sure I would have beat him till my arms fell off ,then started kicking .Storie's ,people like this make me sick and my blood boil.bail was way to low . AND WE can bet he will get a plea deal.

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Angluvsherson 06/06/10 - 09:53 pm
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Overburdened_taxpayer you are

Overburdened_taxpayer you are right you are inoccent until proven guilty until you read the stuff on these comments they condone people that are innocent I know nothing about this case except what I read , I learned just in the last week how NO you are guilty until proven innocent, not to mention what you read is not always accurate then your thrown to the wolfs regardless because even the people writing the story dont know the story.................

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rmajor 06/06/10 - 09:56 pm
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This is very, painful to

This is very, painful to read. It's just amazing the depraved nature that exist in the world. This ruined a trusted friendship, a young girl's innocence, and thank God that sanity was with the father of the molested girl not to shoot the father in front of his son. This is just painful on every level. I will be in prayer for all of them. Lord, that little, sweet girl. I'm thankful the girl's father kept his sanity...I couldn't imagine doing that in the middle of that disgrace....especially for a man. God bless them.

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