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Hephzibah Police Department receives body cameras

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:46pm

Chances are the next time you encounter a Hephzibah police officer, they’ll have an extra set of eyes strapped to their chest.

No, the department isn’t experimenting with cyborgs. It’s just the latest to receive body-worn cameras that officials say could cut down on abuses from officers and citizens alike.

“Not only does it help us gather evidence and protect us from complaints, it also lets the officer know they are being recorded,” said Hephzibah Police Chief Dwayne Flowers. “It helps to remind them to be professional at all times.”

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Augusta man sentenced to life in prison for child molestation

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:05pm

 

An Augusta man convicted of aggravated child molestation was sentenced to life in prison Friday.

A Richmond County Superior Court convicted Frank K. Jones, 53, of one count of aggravated child molestation. He was acquitted of a second count.

Jones was offered a plea negotiation in which he would have entered what amounts to a no-contest plea to child molestation in exchange for a maximum possible 10-year prison sentence.

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