Northern Georgia mayor indicted on child molestation charges

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DAWSON, Ga. (AP) – Prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a northern Georgia mayor on child molestation charges.

Pataula Circuit District Attorney Craig Earnest tells multiple news media on Wednesday that 26-year-old Christopher Wright was indicted Tuesday. He was elected mayor of Dawson County in 2012.

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Wright faces charges of aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, child molestation, rape and aggravated rape.

Wright is being held at the Terrell County jail on a $50,000 bond. A call and email to Wright’s attorney wasn’t immediately returned.

Wright’s alleged involvement with an underage girl was exposed in a February trial of Milton Johnson, who was convicted of multiple sex crimes. The 51-year-old Johnson was ordered to serve eight life sentences after being convicted of using a child as a sexual object for himself and other adults.

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