A lawyer who serves as an assistant attorney general and part-time judge is accused of sexually exploiting children.
News outlets report 58-year-old George Randolph Jeffery was arrested Friday on child exploitation charges. Federal and state agents also raided his Monroe home that day.
On Tuesday, U.S. attorney’s office for the Middle District of Georgia announced that Jeffery was indicted by a federal grand jury on two charges, attempted online enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography.
Attorney Robbie Ballard says his firm represents Jeffery, who he says intends to plead not guilty. He remained an active member of the state bar in good standing as of Monday. His listing in the Georgia bar directory states that he joined in 1991 and graduated from the University of Georgia law school.
Attorney General Chris Carr’s office says Jeffery was a state-appointed assistant attorney general for the Department of Human Services’ Division of Child Support Services. An office spokesperson told WSB-TV “we terminated Mr. Jeffery’s appointment as a special assistant attorney general immediately upon getting word of the arrest.” He previously served as an associate probate judge.
A LinkedIn page for G. Randolph Jeffery in Monroe lists two current occupations. One is a “solo law practice with an emphasis on adoptions.” The other is TEAM, where he has worked since 2009, described as “a community building and leadership development service provider.”
“We are currently working to deliver the environment, materials and website interface to support members of LIFE.”
The LinkedIn page states that he received a master’s degree in music education from UGA in 1983.
Jonathan Ringel contributed to this article.