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Man pleads guilty on five counts to avoid trial
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Apr 03, 2014 | 1748 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Following the selection of a jury, which took the major part of a day, the defendant in a Jones County Superior Court case pled guilty last week to a lesser-included offense and received a five-year probated sentence.

Carlos Alberto Montezano-Martinez was arrested Dec. 29, 2011, and charged with child molestation and aggravated child molestation. He was 34 at the time of his arrest.

According to a story about the arrest in The Jones County News, the victim of the alleged molestation was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia by the mother of the minor child, and the Jones County Sheriff’s Department was notified by the hospital.

Investigator Kenny Gleaton said the incident leading to the charges occurred Christmas Eve and the evidence pointed to Montezano-Martinez.

He was indicted Aug. 6, 2012, for two counts of child molestation.

Montezano-Martinez’s case was called for trial March 25, but after sitting in court all day and watching the selection of the people who would have his fate in their hands, he made the decision to plea.

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