Child molester receives 5-year prison sentence

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An Augusta man was sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to child molestation in Brunswick, Ga.

William Archer Stulb, 24, formerly of Lombardy Court, was given a five-year prison term followed by 10 years' probation by Superior Court Judge E.M. Wilkes III of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit, Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Miller said Thursday.

Mr. Stulb, who was previously convicted of statutory rape in Columbia County, was arrested in June and accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl on Sea Island, Ga.

Last year, Superior Court Judge Duncan Wheale rescinded the sentence he had imposed on Mr. Stulb after his 2005 conviction. That sentence included 10 years on probation and, because of a 2006 change in the law, a requirement to register as a sex offender.

Judge Wheale resentenced Mr. Stulb in early June under the First Offender Act to avoid the registration requirement.

The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in March that Judge Wheale did not have the authority to resentence Mr. Stulb and reinstated his original sentence.

Assistant District Attorney Hank Syms said his office could request a probation revocation hearing, but Mr. Syms said all aspects of the case must be explored before making that decision.

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

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charliemanson
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charliemanson 04/10/09 - 05:49 pm
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".... Judge Wheale admitted

".... Judge Wheale admitted he made a mistake and re-sentenced Stulb to four years in jail.
Attorney Allen complained at the time that Wheale was caving to public outcry, and that the move set a bad precedent.
Later, the increased sentence was in fact thrown out by an appeals court, so the original one-year sentence stood."
- From the Austin Rhodes' column, MetroSpirit.com July 9,2008
http://www.metrospirit.com/index.php?cat=1993101074465392&ShowArticle_ID...

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 04/10/09 - 08:20 pm
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Fricken ridiculous for a

Fricken ridiculous for a [filtered word] perverted repeat offender!!!!! The public should stand up against this. GA laws suck, they should take a lesson from SC!! They have super tough child molestation laws. Here, get caught with a little marijuana walking down the street and lose your license and pay out the ying yang and hope to do no jail time, but yet molest 2 children only get 5 years, drink and drive 5 times, get a slap on the wrist. GA's law prorities are *^%$#& up to say the least!!!!

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BOBO 04/10/09 - 09:19 pm
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stay in sc takeAstand

stay in sc takeAstand remember you had Thurmond for 150 years with all of his wisdom!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 04/10/09 - 09:54 pm
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Uhm, I'm in GA and wth does

Uhm, I'm in GA and wth does that have to do with a child molester getting off easy??? Got one in your family? or are you one of the moron politicians who voted for some of the ignorant laws GA has? Anywhere I live I can recongize BS laws and sentences!!

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jsherrill 04/11/09 - 04:13 am
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All child molesters and

All child molesters and rapists should be given life impriosonment without the possibility of parole. Furthermore, should be placed in gen pop and labled as a child molester. Justice will be done as his/her life will be changed.

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corgimom 04/11/09 - 12:43 pm
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William Stulb, may you rot in

William Stulb, may you rot in hell forever.

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