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Brunswick Man Convicted of Child Molestation and 1st Degree Cruelty to Children
State v. Lavorgia Warren

June 25, 2024

District Attorney Keith Higgins announces that on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, Lavorgia L. Warren, 43, of Brunswick, GA, was found guilty by a Glynn County jury of one count of Child Molestation and two counts of Cruelty to Children in the First Degree.

The evidence presented at trial showed that between April and September of 2020, Warren, who was 39 years old at the time, would often stay at the home of the two male victims’ mother, at an apartment complex in Brunswick. The two boys were 11 years old and 6 years old at the time. When the boys’ mother was not at home, Warren would maliciously beat the boys with a 5-foot-long bamboo stick, and at night he would slip into the boys’ bedroom and fondle the genitals of the elder boy.

The two boys stayed with their mother on the weekends and during the week lived with their grandmother to attend school. After the boys started having nightmares at the grandmother’s home following the start of the abuse, and she saw the injuries on their bodies, she immediately notified the police. The evidence presented at trial included the bamboo stick, photos and diagrams of the injuries, forensic interviews of the children, nightmare videos and the brave testimony of the two boys.

The case was prosecuted for the State by Assistant District Attorney Melanie Fenley and Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Whitney Gregory. DC Gregory stated, “These two boys suffered at the hands of a man their mother trusted. If not for their grandmother, who supported her grandsons in their trauma, who knows how long they may have been made to suffer. The DA’s Office would like to thank the law enforcement professionals who worked this case, along with Dontrell Norman, the former forensic interviewer, and Bethany Browning, the former Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner who testified for the State.”

Warren was sentenced on Friday, June 28, 2024, before the Honorable Judge Stephen D. Kelley to 20 years on each count to run concurrently.

Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.