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Babysitter granted bond on charge of sexually assaulting teen

Posted: February 15, 2013 - 4:10pm  |  Updated: February 18, 2013 - 11:07am
A judge granted a $40,000 bond for Ashley Leigh Wood, 36, of Bradley Way in Grovetown, Friday. She's charged with aggravated child molestation.     Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
A judge granted a $40,000 bond for Ashley Leigh Wood, 36, of Bradley Way in Grovetown, Friday. She's charged with aggravated child molestation.

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A judge granted a bond to a Grovetown woman charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in her care.

Superior Court Senior Judge Albert Pickett granted a $40,000 bond Friday to Ashley Leigh Wood, 36, of Bradley Way. Wood was charged Jan. 31 with aggravated child molestation.

Wood was a baby-sitter for a Grovetown family that included three young children and a 14-year-old boy for about eight months. On Jan. 24, the teen told his parents, who called authorities, that Wood had offered and provided him oral sex inside the family’s home, according to Assistant District Attorney Grant Usry.

The teen said Wood talked to him in a sexually explicit manner regularly and attempted to sit on his lap as he played video games on Jan. 24, Usry said.

Terms of Wood’s bond include living with her parents, not leaving their Columbia County home and having no contact with the teen or his family.

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Double standard

If the adult was a male and 14 yr old a female would the punish,ent be the same? No? What not?

Barry Paschal

No punishment yet

There hasn't been any punishment yet - this was just a bond hearing. If she's eventually found guilty, the penalties are the same whether the offender is male or female, though society sometimes seems to have different expectations of the law.


As with the world in general......

babysitting ain't what it used to be. Societal choices have placed our precious children in these danger zones. A stay at home nurturing, protective mother is most likely a four letter word in today's culture. At the least, politically incorrect.

And our dear supreme leader wants to place them in further harm's way before the have been weened.



Children have been abused since the beginning of time, and a stay at home, nurturing, protective mother has nothing to do with it. And this has nothing to do with any President.

In fact Soapy, most children are molested by someone the parents know and trust, like a family member, and that happens with families where the mother doesn't work, too. How repugnant that you would blame a mother. The entire blame rests with that sick, perverted woman. Normal 36 year old women are not interested in 14 year old boys, and it has nothing to do with "societal choices" and has everything to do with evil.

You also have no idea why a babysitter was needed in that home. Perhaps you would be happier if the mother would stay home and go on welfare and food stamps. That would be a better "societal choice" for you, wouldn't it?



I heard the news about this arrest last night and I was totally shocked. This woman used to babysit my infant son and we stopped going to her because my wife had a bad feeling about her. Talk about a mother's intuition! This whole situation is sick. I can't believe a 36 yr old with as much child care experience as she did would drop so low! It's sick.

Willow Bailey

Here's an idea, take care of

Here's an idea, take care of your own children and you won't have to worry about what someone else does to them.