Former doctor is convicted of assault

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A former Augusta gynecologist was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl.

Jerry Jackson Lee II: Former doctor is convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl at his home. A sentencing hearing has not yet been set.  Special
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Jerry Jackson Lee II: Former doctor is convicted of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl at his home. A sentencing hearing has not yet been set.

The trial of Jerry Jackson Lee II, 47, of Evans, began Monday in Columbia County before Superior Court Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet.

After two days of testimony, the jury convicted Mr. Lee of aggravated sexual battery, but he was acquitted of child molestation.

"I think it is a fair and accurate verdict," said Assistant District Attorney Jeff Johnston.

Mr. Lee was arrested two years ago after he was accused of sexually abusing the 9-year-old in his home.

A sentencing hearing has not been set, but an aggravated sexual battery conviction carries as much as 20 years incarceration, with a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, Mr. Johnston said.

"He'll be gone for 10 years," the victim's mother said after the verdict. "God is good because he is going to prison."

Mr. Lee has been held without bond in the Columbia County Detention Center since his 2005 arrest on a probation violation from Hazelhurst, Ga.

That charge involved a 2004 fraud allegation in which he was accused of acquiring a controlled substance using a revoked registration number.

Mr. Lee voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine in August 2003 because of allegations of drug use and a medical condition, according to the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners Web site.

Reach Valerie Rowell at 868-1222, ext. 110 or valerie.rowell@augustachronicle.com.

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wise
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wise 06/14/07 - 08:42 am
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Wow 10 years. How about

Wow 10 years. How about life? She will be 19 or 20 when he gets out. I hope that he gets the 20 yrs. Child molestors do not stop just because you send them to prison. He was a gynecologist think about how many people he molested and they did not even know they were being molested because they trusted him because he was thier doctor. Thats Sick.....

Goaliemom1987
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Goaliemom1987 06/14/07 - 08:55 am
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This WAS my Dr. when he was

This WAS my Dr. when he was over in Evans, He has been in and out of trouble for awhile.

me001968
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me001968 06/14/07 - 08:59 am
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They're coming out of the

They're coming out of the woodwork huh? Sicko

getalife
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getalife 06/14/07 - 09:10 am
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This man should go to jail

This man should go to jail for life, nothing will change his behavior. No amount of rehabilitation or therapy will stop him from committing this crime over and over. How many others will he molest in his lifetime???

pimpernell
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pimpernell 06/14/07 - 09:38 am
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When you rush to train too

When you rush to train too many doctors without examining who you are training this is what you get!

Give credit where due
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Give credit where due 06/14/07 - 09:54 am
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People have a tendency to

People have a tendency to forget all DOCTORS are human , and tend to place them on pedestals .. They are everyday people who have the ability to perform educated guessing .. some abuse the power they have .. I learned this thru experience ..and personally I do Not trust many of them . It's best to check their report cards before placing your life in their hands .

intheknow
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intheknow 06/14/07 - 10:22 am
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I doubt very seriously that

I doubt very seriously that anyone knew, this man was a pervert. I do not understand why the molestation charge was dropped.

zzzman
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zzzman 06/14/07 - 10:29 am
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He needs to be dropped from

He needs to be dropped from about 10,000 feet!!!!!!!!!!!!

christysparks
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christysparks 06/14/07 - 10:36 am
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The molestation charge was

The molestation charge was dropped because the judge would not allow evidence for the jury to hear that once heard would have gotten a conviction on those 3 counts also. One peice was that when he was confronted by his wife and oldest son, he took a butcher knife and assaulted the oldest son, who was protecting his mother. The other piece was porn videos of women dressed as children and men doing perverted acts to them. If the jury could have heard/seen this there is no doubt they would have convicted him on all four counts!

takecharge2
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takecharge2 06/14/07 - 12:38 pm
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If that is true, it makes me

If that is true, it makes me have less respect for our legal system, especially judges. The jury and public need to know everything in order to impose the correct verdict and sentence.

tdp
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tdp 06/14/07 - 12:44 pm
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I say cut his penis & his

I say cut his penis & his testicles off. That would be a great deterrent not only for him but also those other sick molesters out there!!! Obviously our current solution of incarceration is not working. There are literally millions (yes, I said millions, according to recent television news report) of child porn sites on the internet now. What in hell is this world coming to? Sex with a child is NEVER okay. Why can't we just round up all the molesters & put them on their own island where they can't escape? Let them rape each other. I'm dead serious.

cherylevrard
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cherylevrard 06/14/07 - 12:47 pm
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I say, get a female

I say, get a female gynecologist. I'm sure none are child molesters. wouldn't you think? A possibility, but not likely!!! I say hang the scum bag. But.....a slow castration would be enjoying to watch before hand.

Drama Mamma
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Drama Mamma 06/14/07 - 12:54 pm
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This almost reminds me of the

This almost reminds me of the charges against Dr, Byne for sexual battery guess doctors are not god after all ...

TommyBoy
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TommyBoy 06/14/07 - 01:27 pm
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Way to go ADA Jeff Johnson!!!

Way to go ADA Jeff Johnson!!!

TommyBoy
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TommyBoy 06/14/07 - 01:27 pm
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Way to go ADA Jeff Johnson!!!

Way to go ADA Jeff Johnson!!!

TommyBoy
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TommyBoy 06/14/07 - 01:27 pm
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Way to go ADA Jeff Johnson!!!

Way to go ADA Jeff Johnson!!!

zzzzzzt
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zzzzzzt 06/14/07 - 01:47 pm
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This is a guy with a long

This is a guy with a long history. He was convicted of fraud in 2002 for prescibing himself drugs. He was later convicted of battery of his wife around that time. In that case he also was accused of sexually assaulting his wife in a very bad way, but she recanted her story. He was also charged with having an illegal automatic weapon at home, but again he got himself out of it by convincing the judge he didn't know he had the weapon in his home. Augusta is a much better place with this piece of trash in jail. It's too bad it took so long to finally put him there.

zzzman
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zzzman 06/14/07 - 01:49 pm
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They need to also hang the

They need to also hang the scumbag defence attorneys that get the charges reduced or dropped for their clients when they know that their clients are guilty.

simsimsalabim
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simsimsalabim 06/14/07 - 03:59 pm
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You know, if ever there was a

You know, if ever there was a sign that the end is near, it's when 47-year-old men start preying on 9-year-old girls. It's people like him that make people like me not even want to experience the joy of child birth for fear of what some pervert like him would do to my child.

misscj0123
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misscj0123 06/14/07 - 04:15 pm
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It's a shame and it's

It's a shame and it's heartbreaking to know people exist that would harm or abuse a child. It's bad enough to harm another adult. But the children are innocent nd helpless.

tinkerman
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tinkerman 06/14/07 - 06:01 pm
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What is a person to do? One

What is a person to do? One can't tell that those kind of people are the way they are. Some women don't even know their own husbands. How can a single person protect themselves and any children they may have? Start tatooing it on their foreheads, I say. And cut off the offending member.

msriobellagio
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msriobellagio 06/14/07 - 08:46 pm
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What in the world was this

What in the world was this guy thinking when he molested a 9 yr old girl? I feel so sorry for the family and her because there is no justice in the judicial system for CHILD MOLESTORS, I know he won't have his unmentionables cut off and shoved down his throat,however,there is a procedure that I don't know if it works or not but it always makes them impatent, maybe that will slow him down in 10 yrs instead of VIAGRA, I use to live in AUGUSTA(now I am in Texas),but none of the crimainals I use to know would of put up with raping or molesting a 9 yr old, might as well said it was a 1 yr old or something cause it's the same concept. And furthermore he must still have the money to buy a good attorney because no court appointed attorney would of been able to pull that one off. Take the money away also JUDGE sohe can't get off so fast or appeal and get off like so many others out there. ALSO give HIS MONEY to the family he hurt the most and maybe she will go to collage after the therapy he has caused her to have. POOR ANGEL I HOPE SHE RECOVERS.
NATALIE K IN TEXAS

twinkie8887
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twinkie8887 06/14/07 - 08:53 pm
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you are all a buncha of f'n

you are all a buncha of f'n IDIOTS! if you only knew the f'n truth about all of this. and as for his "wife" NOW ex-wife, yer time will come when all yer truth comes outs!

Just me 2
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Just me 2 06/14/07 - 11:53 pm
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Sounds like you are the idiot

Sounds like you are the idiot Twinkie.

aj
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aj 06/15/07 - 12:20 am
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He is sick. Cutting off his

He is sick. Cutting off his privates will not deter him from molesting anyone. Their hands should be removed. I've been there but it was back in the day when you didn't say anything and if you did, nothing would be done. It still affects me and that's sad. If anything like this ever happens to my children, he better hide before we get to him.

peanut
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peanut 06/15/07 - 12:43 am
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twinkie8887 should not be

twinkie8887 should not be threatening anyone. He still faces two more charges. One is for the child abuse against two of his children and another for trying to stab his oldest son. As for your "so called truth" to come out, you have no idea what you are talking about. You are believing and listening to a demented pervert. You are sick for siding with him instead of the children.

Goaliemom1987
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Goaliemom1987 06/15/07 - 08:09 am
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So where's all this proof

So where's all this proof "Twinkie8887" Are you telling me that his ex wife and kids lied about all of this? And an innocent child had to go threw all that crap and say he abused her! Get real why would anyone lie about all of that. The truth is out there. And the ex Dr. Lee is where he belongs.

zzzman
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zzzman 06/15/07 - 09:26 am
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So what if he gets 10

So what if he gets 10 years,he will be 57 the next time he does it again.The only rehabilitation he should get is hung.Then they should televise it to show the other pervs "This is what happens when you prey on children". I have always told my wife that if somebody did that to one of our kids,I WILL get my hands on them and it would not be pretty!!!

Rose
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Rose 06/15/07 - 09:43 am
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Maybe twinkie is his

Maybe twinkie is his girlfriend? Sounds like she is threatening his ex.

sanders20
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sanders20 06/15/07 - 10:30 am
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TWINKIE...what's wrong with

TWINKIE...what's wrong with your head? did he get you too?

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