Man gets maximum term for molesting 7-year-old

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An Augusta man who forced a child to perform a sexual act received the maximum possible prison sentence Friday.

"My only objection is I can't give him more than 20 years," Judge James G. Blanchard said during the sentencing hearing for George E. Dickman III, 47.

Mr. Dickman pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to child molestation, admitting he molested a 7-year-old girl between August and December 2005.

It wasn't the first time, Assistant District Attorney Al Corey told the judge. In 1996 Mr. Dickman was accused of molesting a 5-year-old girl in the same manner. He wasn't prosecuted then because of the difficulty in bringing such a young child into court.

The family of the 7-year-old just wanted to ensure Mr. Dickman stayed in prison long enough for the victim to become an adult. Her biggest fear is that Mr. Dickman will come back for her, the child's grandmother told the judge.

She agreed with the judge's assessment that Mr. Dickman will do it to another child if he gets the chance. That's why Judge Blanchard refused to accept a plea negotiation for 13 years that the attorneys proposed.

Attorney Richard Bravo said Mr. Dickman would still plead guilty to accept responsibility for what he had done and to spare the victim and her family further pain.

Judge Blanchard imposed a 20-year prison sentence. When Mr. Dickman is released from prison he will have to register as a sex offender. Among the rules is no contact with any child.

Reach Sandy Hodson at (706) 823-3226 or sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com.

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adults 05/26/07 - 04:05 am
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why send him to prison, shoot

why send him to prison, shoot this sob.....

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adults 05/26/07 - 04:06 am
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I will be more than happy to

I will be more than happy to save tax payers money.....

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adults 05/26/07 - 04:15 am
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Curtis Baptist School,is not

Curtis Baptist School,is not a nice place for me..Can't stand to even get close to it.....parents, beware.

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onehotdog 05/26/07 - 05:11 am
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Don't be cruel and shoot this

Don't be cruel and shoot this poor man. Save the money for the gun and bullet and just bury him alive.

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patriciathomas 05/26/07 - 05:33 am
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Twenty years will become

Twenty years will become fourteen with good time. Then he'll do the same thing again. You can bet that this isn't only his second time, just the second time arrested. There is no cure for a child molester.

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Ole School 05/26/07 - 06:13 am
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I AGREE , send hin to prison

I AGREE , send hin to prison but I wish the public could see how we (as employees ) have had our budget cut so low that we are having a hard time just operating (in Prisons that is )

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adults 05/26/07 - 06:23 am
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I would love to kill him,

I would love to kill him, along with WRB of CBS school.........

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adults 05/26/07 - 06:39 am
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BTW William Earl Blakely,

BTW William Earl Blakely, just hope I see you again.for the kids at CB School.. you will be history....

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adults 05/26/07 - 06:50 am
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getalife
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getalife 05/26/07 - 07:03 am
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Our children deserve better

Our children deserve better than this. Our laws should be toughened and a person like this should serve life or be given the death penalty. No amount of rehabilitation or therapy will change these people. Once released they will do it again and again until caught and locked up again. But in the meantime, he will destroy these children's lives, many of them will never get over these sexual crimes, thus giving them a life sentence. We should all contact our representatives and constantly ask them to enact tougher laws for sex crimes on children.

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adults 05/26/07 - 07:10 am
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BTW Mr. Alwine was principle/

BTW Mr. Alwine was principle/ along with mr. holt..but guess I was justa kid, with no say so, But have had to hide it till now, I'm an adult, and would love to see WRBlakley..I would mortally kil that sob...................condim me thats ok, but could put my past childhood days to rest.. not afraid to hide it.......anymore. there is more than just me, one victium was a son aof a dentist on druid park ave.........

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Honden 05/26/07 - 07:12 am
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and just what is Mr Blakely's

and just what is Mr Blakely's crime?

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adults 05/26/07 - 07:14 am
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to get a LIFE: they should be

to get a LIFE: they should be killed..............I've lived it for 35yrs.........just give me a chance..5-10-15 years...F/T

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adults 05/26/07 - 07:17 am
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Mr. Blakley crime is sodemy.

Mr. Blakley crime is sodemy. on a child, even though it was reported.........................want proof...........I'm here/

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adults 05/26/07 - 07:23 am
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took kids to his trailor

took kids to his trailor house on hwy #1 then to Gregorys Lake.........in North aususta SC> wanna know more ???????????

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adults 05/26/07 - 07:27 am
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would I kill him,

would I kill him, yes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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getalife 05/26/07 - 07:27 am
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Pender3, was it reported and

Pender3, was it reported and investigated?? Why didn't he go to prison????

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adults 05/26/07 - 07:31 am
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not investigated, hey kid, go

not investigated, hey kid, go back to class...................Hope I see him again .... I would kill him..... he was a 100% queer along with the principal mr. alwine. convict me, thsts fine.but how about your child........

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adults 05/26/07 - 07:32 am
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not threats, just plain ole

not threats, just plain ole facts...................

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Honden 05/26/07 - 07:36 am
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was it ever reported to law

was it ever reported to law enforcement?

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LBenedict 05/26/07 - 07:41 am
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This is too sickening for me

This is too sickening for me to even comment on.

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adults 05/26/07 - 07:43 am
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Ask, Curtis Baptist..........

Ask, Curtis Baptist.......... I was just a child, but know address, places that students wouldn't know ya guess.parents just thought it was joke for not wanting to go on weekends.......Idid't have a real father untill I was 17yrs. old./ my daddy was killed in a car wreck when I was 3yoa....oh yea yust like it was yeaterday, you don't forget......convict me, but i would kill him deader than hell................you would too............

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adults 05/26/07 - 07:46 am
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Lbenedict, you are so

Lbenedict, you are so correct..just be in my shoes....thanks

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adults 05/26/07 - 08:00 am
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refer any commets to 2204

refer any commets to 2204 caden rd, augusta ga. any time...........( parents beware )....

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adults 05/26/07 - 08:04 am
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I'm old enought to protect

I'm old enought to protect myself, how about your children in CBS>>>>>>>.....

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ANGEL 05/26/07 - 08:26 am
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It is hard on a child or

It is hard on a child or person, no matter the age that has to go to court for something like this. It they had conficted him the first time the second time might not have happened and I am sure he has done it many many times and never got caught for those, but again once a SEX OFFENDER ALWAYS ONE. It does not matter where it happened he should not ever been allowed around another child after the first one. Going to Prison does not always motivate, educate or stop them. There needs to be another way to handle people like this. I would like to see the Laws changed for people that do things like this, maybe the HOT SEAT is what I tell my children it is called. Going to prison is causing us all more TAX MONEY and I do not feel it is right that we people that works so hard for our money to have to pay for SORRY PEOPLE. Go ahead and CUT HIS PRIVATE AREA OFF and I am sure alot of other people will think hard befor they hurt another child again or RAPE someone. You have no idea how it really affects a child. This child or children have to live with this the rest of their lives and it is not a pretty picture either. WE NEED TO VOTE TO CHANGE THE LAWS!!!!!

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adults 05/26/07 - 08:29 am
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I just got an email from

I just got an email from another person who was in school the same time, thanking me for opening up//// god bless him and his family..

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kudzo-n-roses 05/26/07 - 08:30 am
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pender I am so sorry for youe

pender I am so sorry for youe pain...please talk to someone and try to resolve your hate.....I believe this can still be reported and acted on... you should try. I hope you find peace.

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adults 05/26/07 - 08:31 am
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magoo...no I have not....

magoo...no I have not.... would you...I felt aI have shamed by god.....now I know better.

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adults 05/26/07 - 08:34 am
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All I ask is parents, listen

All I ask is parents, listen to your children, If in doubt.. take it for gospel...........something is wrong.............

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