Man convicted of Child Molestation and Sexual Battery
11 November 2021
BRUNSWICK, Ga. – District Attorney Keith Higgins announces that Louie Curry, 57, of Jesup, was convicted on November 3, 2021, of child molestation and sexual assault against a child under the age of 16, following a two-day jury trial.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred in late March 2020, when Curry, then in a relationship with the victim’s mother, touched the 12-year old victim’s private parts with his hand. Curry, the victim’s mother and other children all lived in the same home at the time. The child made an outcry to her older sister, who told their mother. Their mother then reported the incident to the police. It was further alleged that Curry had previously committed acts of this nature against this same child victim, as well as the victim’s cousin, when the victims were 9 and 11-years old, respectively; however, the jury did not convict Curry on those acts.
The trial, presided over by Superior Court Judge Anthony Harrison, took place over 2 days. “With the collaboration of the expert forensic interviewers from Safe Harbor Children’s Advocacy Center in Jesup and The Teal House Children’s Advocacy Center in Statesboro, as well as the victims’ family, we were able to present a compelling case to the jury,” said Assistant District Attorney Seterria Brodnex, who prosecuted the case on behalf of the State. “Curry took advantage of the access and opportunities he had in their shared home to touch this child inappropriately. Without this child’s bravery in finally coming forward and telling her sister what the defendant had been doing to her, it may have never stopped. It is our hope that no child ever has to go through this type of ordeal at the hands of this defendant again.”
Members of the Wayne County jury deliberated earnestly for over 3 hours before reaching guilty verdicts on two of the six counts in the indictment. Judge Anthony Harrison sentenced Curry immediately following the jury’s verdict to a 20-year sentence with the first 8-years to serve in confinement. Curry will serve the balance of that sentence on probation, subject to all sex offender conditions, and he will be required to register as a sex offender.
Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.