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Former-Officer Charged w/ Child Molestation Free From Jail After Meeting $75,000 Bond

A Judge in Carroll County has set a bond of $75,000 for the former Carrollton Police Officer/ School Resource Officer charged with one count of Child Molestation and one count of Violation of Oath by Public Officer. 

35-year old Jerric Gilbert was arrested by the GBI on Friday.

Along with the $75k bail, Gilbert is ordered to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18, including any children he may have.

Gilbert was released from the Carroll County Jail around 3:00 Sunday morning.

On April 21, 2022, the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Columbus (Region 2) was requested by the Carrollton Police Department to investigate an allegation of criminal misconduct against Gilbert by Carrollton City Schools in which Gilbert was assigned as a School Resource Officer at Carrolton Elementary School. The Carrollton Police Department immediately initiated an internal investigation which resulted in the termination of Gilbert. 

The investigation revealed that on Friday, April 15, 2022, Gilbert encouraged an 11-year-old girl to touch him inappropriately while at his home.  

On April 22, 2022, Gilbert was taken into custody by the GBI at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Carroll County Jail. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation may contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 2 Field Office at (706) 565-7888. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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