Man convicted of child molestation in Columbia County released from prison

Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 6:29 PM
Last updated 9:55 PM
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A man who pleaded guilty to child molestation in south Georgia four years after being convicted of sex charges in Columbia County has returned to the area since his release from prison.

William Archer Stulb, 28, pleaded guilty in Glynn County to child molestation in April 2009. He was sentenced to five years in prison and 10 years on probation and was released Tuesday from the Coffee Correctional Facility.
He is required to register as a sex offender, and he registered Wednesday as living at a Martinez residence, Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said. He is required to wear an ankle monitor.

Stulb pleaded guilty in 2009 to the June 2008 molestation of an 11-year-old Augusta girl while vacationing with her family.

In 2005, Stulb was sentenced to a year in jail for a statutory rape conviction stemming from a 2003 incident involving a 14-year-old girl when he was 18. That sentence required him to give 300 hours of community service and pay a $10,000 fine.

The law didn’t require Stulb to register as a sex offender at the time because of his age, but when the law changed in 2006, Stulb was required to register.

In 2008, then-Superior Court Judge Duncan Wheale resentenced Stulb under the First Offender Act, which eliminated his requirement to register.

The Augusta district attorney’s office appealed the resentencing, and in March 2009 the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that Wheale did not have the authority to resentence Stulb. The appellate court reinstated Stulb’s original sentence, including the requirement to register as a sex offender.

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soapy_725 01/12/13 - 09:54 am
A court system ruled by the criminals...

another one of those pillars of our great society collapses. Judges should "apply the law" not try to interpret the law. Just as police should "enforce the law". It seems both are confused about their legal responsibility to the citizens of the USA.

In the beginning of our once great nation, a man of high moral character able to read could be a judge. He did not have to be a law student. Because judges are to "apply the law as written". For judges to try and give us their personal interpretation of written law is to play "god". But that is what today's judges profess to be. Neither men of honor and apparently unable to read.

Case law, not written law has destroyed the justice system in America.

Remember, opinions are like arse olds, every human has one.

OpenCurtain 01/12/13 - 02:45 pm
A 2nd Chance gone wrong

There really should be a requirement for GPS ankle tracking devices for such people, IF they are going to be released on Parole.

soapy_725 01/13/13 - 03:08 pm
Ankle monitors require a phone land line?

They used to have a land line device. You might get a visit if the phone went out. Now, no one has a land line. That is sooo traditional. And they can be rigged and removed by inventive minds. The kind of minds that hack into private records.

The science fiction device around the neck that kills if you stray from the transponder is a much better device. Or a dog collar and wires in the ground.

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