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Trial begins for Augusta woman accused of having sex with 13-year-old boy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:35 PM
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An Augusta teen testified Tuesday that he initially refused to tell his mother the truth about the woman who had sex with him when he was 13 because he didn’t want Dana Adams to get into trouble.

Adams, 33, has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated child molestation, child molestation, and contributing to the delinquency of minor. Her trial in Richmond County Superior Court began Monday.

The incident happened during the fall of 2011, the teen testified. During a 24-hour period he said he had sex several times with Adams at her home.

Adams often let him and his cousin hang out there, he said. She would pay him if he did a chore, and, he testified, she knew he intended to buy marijuana with the cash. The day they had sex she gave him the money and drove him to meet a man who sold him marijuana.

After she dropped him off at his home the next day, the teen testified his mother and her live-in boyfriend noticed a mark on his neck and questioned him. He lied to protect Adams, the teen testified.

Several months later, he told both of his parents, and his father took him to the sheriff’s department to talk with a detective.

His father petitioned for custody in February. The teen has lived with his father since then.

Adams was indicted in May.

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justputtin
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justputtin 03/19/13 - 06:53 pm
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What is wrong with some people?

This kid will never be the same. Unbelievable. Sickening.

jmo
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jmo 03/19/13 - 07:21 pm
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There's such much here......

the truth is going to be hard to determine. Remember the Dean case in Columbia County.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 03/20/13 - 08:13 am
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she couldn't just find a man,
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she couldn't just find a man, or better yet pick one up at "da club"....

Young Fred
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Young Fred 03/20/13 - 09:38 am
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I’m going out on a limb

I’m going out on a limb here.

I perfectly understand the dangers of doing “adult things” with minor children. Especially if the adult is male and the minor is female. Yes, yes, I realize the hypocrisy of that statement. I also realize that many want to give women “full equal rights”, punishing them to the full extent of the law.

But come on – it should be looked at on a case by case basis. Ya, I know, laws are written in stone, no room for extenuating circumstances.

I found myself in the exact same circumstance as the above report. Contrary to popular belief, I wasn’t scarred. As a matter of fact, I believe it gave me a “leg-up” on my peers when it came time to date in high school.

Nothing but fond memories for me and my 8th grade science teacher. My favorite teacher! She awakened a passion in both science and life.

Again, I’m not condoning, I’m just saying that a well rounded young boy, will in many cases, not be scarred by such an event.

Then again, if it was my 13 year old son….

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