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Child support attorney arrested
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George Randolph Jeffery

MONROE, Ga. — An attorney who prosecutes child support cases in Newton County has been arrested on sexual exploitation charges.

Federal and state agents raided the Monroe home of 58-year-old George Randolph Jeffery on Friday and arrested him.

Jeffery had a first court appearance later in the day and was denied bond on what ultimately became 12 warrants charging child exploitation. He later was transferred to the Barrow County Detention Center in Winder.

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman initially said Jeffery faced three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

Jeffery is a state-appointed attorney general who handles child support enforcement cases for the Covington office of the Alcovy Circuit. He previously served as an associate probate judge in Walton County.

A request for comment from Attorney General Chris Carr’s office was not immediately returned Monday, which is a state holiday.

Layla Zon, district attorney for the Alcovy Circuit, said her office will prosecute the case against Jeffery.

The crime of sexual exploitation of a child carries a prison term of five to 20 years and a fine of up to $100,000.

Jeffery remained an active member of the State Bar of Georgia in good standing as of Monday. He had no public disciplinary matters on record after having been admitted to the bar in 1991.