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Augusta teen pleads to sex crime against child

Monday, March 17, 2014 3:48 PM
Last updated Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:07 AM
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A teen accused of engaging a 5-year-old in a sex act pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of sexual battery Monday in Richmond County Superior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Melissa Marks said she was in agreement with the defense that Quincy L. Mims, 19, needed mental health treatment more than a lengthy prison term. Mims was indicted on a charge of aggravated child molestation, punishable by 25 years in prison to life, for the April 29 incident.

Judge J. David Roper accepted the plea to a reduced charge and sentenced Mims to the maximum possible: five years in prison, under the First Offender Act.

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corgimom
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corgimom 03/17/14 - 05:04 pm
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NO, he needed to be LOCKED

NO, he needed to be LOCKED UP, because he WILL do this again.

This is a travesty of justice.

He should've been convicted of aggravated child molestation.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/17/14 - 05:53 pm
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Agree corigmom. He needed to

Agree corigmom. He needed to do the full 25. What's really criminal about this, and many other local cases, is the actions of our prosecutors and judges in proposing and agreeing to these wrist slap deals because they are either too lazy or too incompetent to go to trial and get a conviction on the PROPER charge.

millymilly
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millymilly 03/17/14 - 09:19 pm
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It's disturbing to know a 5

It's disturbing to know a 5 year olds innocence is worth only 5 years in Augusta. Wonder what the parents think?

scoobynews
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scoobynews 03/18/14 - 04:15 am
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Keep that name fresh in your

Keep that name fresh in your mind because he will be out doing this again. As much as the courts see repeat offenders you would think they could find a more permanent solution to prevent children from being hurt by these monsters.

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jimmymac 03/18/14 - 09:00 am
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You're correct. The problems in our courts starts with the liberal judges and stupid lazy prosecutors. The publics right to protection is compromised repeatedly. Throw them out and get new judges that will insist on tough sentences. Molestation of a child should be the death penalty. Five years is a travesty and the judge and dumb prosecutor should be ashamed.

The Mick
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The Mick 03/18/14 - 07:20 pm
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Even if he has a mental

Even if he has a mental issue, if he is crazy enough for a sex act on a 5 year old, he is crazy enough for a straight jacket and a lifetime in a state hospital. I wonder how many of the compassionate folks would be so if it were their 5 year old?

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my.voice 03/19/14 - 07:19 am
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5 years? That little girl

5 years? That little girl will only be 10, and still dealing with this. At 19, he's an adult, not a "teen". And as others have said, hes going to do this, and worse, again.

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