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05/15/2018

Two Men Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Child

MEDIA RELEASE

 

For Immediate Release                                                                                May 15, 2018  

 

                                      Two Men Arrested for Sexual Abuse of a Child

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:

 

 

                        During the week of May 7, 2018, DeKalb County investigators started looking into a possible sexual abuse case involving children under the age of 12. During the course of the investigation, James Michael Perego, was arrested at his residence on County Road 723 in Henagar on May 11, 2018 and was charged with four counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 and sodomy 2nd. He is currently being held in the DeKalb County jail awaiting bond.

 

            During the continuation of this investigation, another person of interest, James Lee Britton Jr, was located and arrested at his residence at Mississippi St in Henagar. Britton was charged with three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 12 and resisting arrest. Britton is currently being held in the DeKalb County jail and is awaiting bond.

 

Sheriff Jimmy Harris says” It is always tough working a case when children are involved. I am proud of our investigators in their hard work and the level of integrity is takes dealing with cases like this. “

 

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 James Perego

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James Britton Jr

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