Two South GA men convicted on sex charges

Two South GA men convicted on sex charges

BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) - Two Decatur County men are headed to prison for a long time, after they were convicted on numerous sex charges this week in Bainbridge.

Jamie Hahn was charged and indicted on five counts of child molestation.  After a two-day trial, the jury found Hahn guilty of all counts. Superior Court Judge Frank Horkan sentenced Hahn to 40 years, 35 to serve in the state penitentiary.

The case was investigated by Inv. Redell Walton with the Decatur County Sheriff's Office and tried by Senior Assistant District Attorney David Atwell.

Richard Dixon was charged with 11 counts of Aggravated Child Molestation, Aggravated Sexual Battery, and Child Molestation. After a three-day trial, the jury found the defendant guilty of all counts.

Judge J. Kevin Chason sentenced Dixon to Life in the State Penitentiary, and he must serve at least 25 years before he is eligible for parole.

The case was investigated by Robert Humphrey of the Decatur County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney Mike Bankston.

"Both of these defendants effectively will spend the rest of their lives in prison," said South Georgia District Attorney Joe Mulholland.  "Given their vile and reprehensible acts against children of our community, this is the best place for them, behind bars, where they can no longer be a threat to any other innocent victims.  Unfortunately, there is little evidence that child predators can be rehabilitated, so I am happy our office along with the Court and law enforcement removed their ability to act on their sexual perversions."

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