Convicted ex-sheriff’s captain arrested again after alleged probation violation

Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

A former Forsyth County sheriff’s captain convicted of sexual assault was arrested again Tuesday after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation.

Frank Augustus Huggins, 76, was arrested around 5:15 p.m. by officers with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision after a search of his home, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. The search “produced items that are believed to be violations of his conditions of probation,” a spokesman for the state agency said.

Huggins was sentenced in March to 10 years probation after a Forsyth County judge found him guilty of felony sexual assault by a teacher and misdemeanor sexual battery during a bench trial.

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As conditions of his probation, Huggins was ordered to complete 120 hours of community service and pay $1,355 in fees, records show. In Georgia, probationers typically are not permitted to have certain items, such as drugs or firearms.


The initial charges stemmed from a 2016 incident with a teenage driving student. Huggins was working as an instructor at Lanier Technical College when the 16-year-old girl accused him of repeatedly putting his hand on her inner thigh.

The sheriff’s office confirmed the victim’s allegations using evidence from camera footage recovered from the vehicle, the agency told at the time of Huggins’ October 2016 arrest.

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Huggins, who served as a sheriff’s captain from 2001 until his retirement in 2011 and was also a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, was again booked into the county jail Tuesday on the probation violation charge.

The Department of Community Supervision said Thursday no further details would be released because of an ongoing investigation.

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