Three Coffee County men were jailed recently, charged with an array of sex-related crimes to children as the result of investigations into separate incidents.
Sheriff's Office officials report that deputies responded to a location in the northeast section of the county in reference to someone allegedly sending nude pictures to a juvenile through Facebook. The victim's father told investigators someone was sending nude pictures of his private parts to his daughter, along with other personal messages.
John Ralph Lott, Jr. of Douglas was arrested and charged with one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes as the result of an investigation into the matter and is currently being held at the county jail without bond. Sheriff's officials are currently working on gathering all messages and material allegedly sent from Lott to the juvenile victim.
In a separate case, deputies responded to a traffic stop originally initiated by the City of Douglas Police Department in reference to an incident that had taken place in the county.
After arriving at the scene, deputies made contact with Bernabe Banuelos of Douglas, who stated he and his wife were having problems because she had accused him of having an affair with their niece.
While still at the traffic stop, the alleged victim showed up and relayed to officials that she had recently been sexually assaulted in a rear bedroom of a residence where she had been attending a party.
During the investigation, detectives determined the assaults had been going on for some time and had started when the victim was still under the age of 16. As a result, Banuelos was arrested and charged with one count of child molestation, one count of incest, and one count of statutory rape.
Banuelos is also being held without bond in the Coffee County Jail, and officials say more charges could be forthcoming.
In another incident, sheriff's deputies responded to a location in southeast Coffee County in reference to a report of child molestation, where a complaint was made that a 20-year-old male was having a relationship with a 12-year-old female.
The stepfather of the victim had allegedly seen the two individuals kissing in what was described as an "inappropriate" manner; and, it was reported that the offender, Alan Gorman, was living at the same residence as the victim. Officials further noted that the victim's stepfather is the uncle of the accused.
Authorities charged Gorman with one count of child molestation as a result of their investigation. He is also currently detained without bond at the county jail.
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- jjj ashworth Tuesday, 05 August 2014 21:45 Comment Link Report
Who ever u are come to my face cough cough this jj ashworth n ya fuckin right he need to go dwn for wht he did n before yall judge get the whole story bitches quit hating be real gotta tlk shit on here can't come face to face its all good n na i got way more thn just his last name i have his son n his other child on the way so yep yep quiet haten cause u jealous this bitch got tha man u dreamed about have a nice life cause me n my ole man sure will
- Hahaha Thursday, 31 July 2014 02:17 Comment Link Report
have all this proof, show it. She got into trouble when she disobeyed her mother but it was no beating,not even close. If anything Breanna got to many chances. Going behind her mothers back constantly doing what her mother says not to do. Coffee county Justice system wrong? I think not. I think some of you so called mothers should grow up. Cough cough(Jj Ashworth). Ohhh and who made you god mother? Im sure Bree didn't beings she said all them nasty things about you and Ya ole man. You need to get some business and worry more about yours and Roberts business instead of making comments along the topic of Cathy worry about a Topic like how all you have is Roberts last name because all them girls he is cheating on you with have everything else. Now there's a topic you should worry about.
- Laughing at the liars Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:34 Comment Link Report
First off beings Bree is only 13 and he is 20 that's already wrong rite there. On a comment below Bree admits to kissing him. How would you feel if your 13 old was kissing a 20 year old. I honestly would have a problem if my daughter was kissing someone her age. Also since y'all know everyones business did you know he admitted to Doing stuff with Bree. Stuff a 13 year old child should not be doing. Also being jj ashworths husband seen Them kissing why didn't he do anything about it? Why didn't he step in and say thats wrong. He finally got a bond and will be doing time. So why are y'all all lying on others turning it around trying to make someone else look bad,quit trying to make him look like he is not the bad person,he done admitted to it,so save it. Lol y'all look like idiots
- JJ Ashworth Tuesday, 08 July 2014 11:54 Comment Link Report
This is bree God mother I got threatened by the police yesterday that I would be taken in for obstruction to an officer for asking if he handed bree to Kathy and something happened to her would they be able to sleep with them selves at night. This child is scared for her life and it's time someone does something. But it want be this crucked place here. So yes free Allen but help save bree. No child deserves this and because the children are minors that gave there statements on Kathy yesterday the cops let her take that child from my property and now noone can find her. This is sick. Fucking sick.
- Fighting For Allan Gorman To be Released!! Tuesday, 08 July 2014 11:23 Comment Link Report
Allan Gorman still sits in Coffee County Jail, without bond. WHILE - - - -
Cathy Ashworth, the mother of the victim, has been accused of beating her daughter repeatedly, and nothing happens to her. The reports of abuse were reported to officers yesterday, (by family members and by the 'victim' herself), July 07th, 2014, after an incident of Cathy Ashworth trespassing on private property. The officers refused to do anything, except, make the 'victim' return home with her abusive mother. The 'victim' left the property crying and begging someone to please listen to her for what her mother does to her, when she is "out of weed, alcohol, or in a bad mood" according to the 'victim'.
- - - - -Also let it be noted, that Cathy Ashworth's father has been caught, manually pleasuring himself while peeking through a hole in the wall at his granddaughter bathing, aka, the victim in the Gorman case. Cathy Ashworth knows about this and refuses to report it, because he pays her bills, and (from Cathy Ashworth's own mouth) he never touched her (the granddaughter- aka the victim), he only looked while touching himself!!
- - -So please, let me get this straight . . . .In Coffee County, Georgia, the city of Douglas - - 1.) as long as you are the mother to someone, you can beat them at your will, and have no repercussion from it. 2.) As long as you are a grandfather paying your daughters bills, you can masturbate while watching your granddaughter bathe, and THAT is ok, as long you don't touch her, 3.) if you are ACCUSED of kissing someone underage, that you are not related to, you will go to jail, without bond, be labeled a child molester, and have the system turn their backs on you? - - - - -
Things that make you go Hmmm. . . .What is wrong with this county? Is there corruption in the police department? Is it NOT an equal playing field? Does the department get to pick and choose who they go after and arrest? It the old saying true: "It's not who you know, its who you blow"? Or how about the good ole saying of: "money talks and bullsh*t walks"? Is Gorman still there cause he has no money? Or because he refuses to give 'favors' to those in charge, or those that make things happen? Why is Cathy Ashworth, and her father NOT in jail? isn't masturbating to your granddaughter bathing just a sickening if not WORSE that a kiss? Isn't beating your child way more deplorable than a kiss? Wake up people! Stop being SHEEP! Where is the justice system at? They want to print things that would SEEM to make you feel safe, like child molesters off the streets, but seriously, KISSING = child molestation?! Compared to MASTURBATING to your grandchild, and BEATING your child!?!? Am I the only one willing to stand up for what is right, and to point fingers where they belong, and ask these questions? The DouglasNow.com reporters had NO problem at all reporting this story of Gorman with very little to no FACTS, but what about the other things that I have mentioned? Do they NOT care about that?
***I AM a mother, and I would rather know that a pervy, creepy, peeking, masturbating old man was off the streets, than someone who allegedly kissed a girl! I mean, a peeker could be ANYWHERE peeking at YOUR child through a wall, pleasuring himself. And as far a someone who beats their child goes, they should be locked away too!
As I read in a previous comment, and I will AGREE: FREE ALLAN GORMAN!! He has served his time for an ALLEGED KISS!! You have treated him as GUILTY before proving that he is! Free Allan Gorman, Free Allan Gorman!!! And if not, then put the other two, (Cathy Ashworth, AND her Father), in jail until proven innocent, just like you are treating Allan Gorman!
This is just my opinion, and I am free to share them, and they are protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws.
- The Victim Friday, 04 July 2014 20:16 Comment Link Report
this is Breana .we was never together . we NEVER HAD SEX in ANY KIND OF WAY . all that happened is that we kissed I wont this all to go away this bullcrap never should of happened I won't him out and home. where he needs to be not with me at his moms house five hours away. we do not understand why he has no bond but there is two other men in this paper with actual rape and they have a bond.
- Peggy Friday, 04 July 2014 17:54 Comment Link Report
I know the world in becoming a total mess. I also realize that once in a while someone is convicted for something that they did not do. They are often circumstances that look one way and is completely innocent . I have known Alan for over a year. He has lived in my home. This is not the Alan I know and love. So please do not judge him on the basis of what you read. He is a good person and I for one want to hear his side of the story>>> Judge not and ye shall not be JUDGED !
- Tonya Holcomb Friday, 04 July 2014 16:47 Comment Link Report
I always thought is was INNOCENT until PROVEN GUILTY? Huh? What happened to that? So now peoples names can be smeared, for LIFE, because someone has a vendetta? And what is up with the first two 'inmates' getting a bond, but Gorman is still being held without a bond? Gorman was "ALLEGEDLY seen ......kissing in what was described as an "inappropriate" manner;", while the first one was 'allegedly' sending NUDE pictures of himself, and the second one 'allegedly sexually ASSAULTED (someone) in a rear bedroom of a residence where she had been attending a party' . . . . but they both have bonds but NOT Gorman? How corrupt is this system? Is someone being railroaded? I think YES! And then, statements in the Gorman case have been twisted, and misrepresented as well. The people in charge have even tried to TRAP the family into false things about Gorman. Gorman is NOT a threat to society, he has NO RECORD, never been in trouble, (except a seatbelt ticket). They REFUSE to give Gorman any money that has been placed on his books, they have denied him medical attention when needed EXCEPT FOR ONCE, and when he DOES ask for medical attention, he is told - -:"I don't work for you" Before they run SLANDEROUS stories, they should let charges stick first, and people be CONVICTED first, instead of just being ACCUSED of something. I aint saying that ANY OF WHAT HAS BEEN ACCUSED is ok, just reporters and the JAIL should not just be putting things out there without PROOF, and so far, in the Gorman case, there has been no PROOF as of yet. Like I said, it looks like they are about to railroad a 20 year old!