Fired Georgia officer convicted of coercing underage teens into sex

Credit: Bryan County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Bryan County Sheriff's Office

A former South Georgia police officer was convicted of child enticement for luring two underage girls to meet him for sex, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney in Georgia.

Former Richmond Hill police Officer Jeffrey Allen Allmond Jr., 25, was found guilty by a federal jury on one count of coercion and enticement of a minor, U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine said in a statement Wednesday. Allmond faces a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence and will have to register as a sex offender upon his release.

The conviction stems from an investigation by the GBI that found “Allmond engaged in inappropriate sexual acts with an underage female on multiple occasions,” previously reported.

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Allmond, who was hired by the Richmond Hill Police Department in July 2017, was placed on administrative leave Aug. 22, 2018, after police Chief Raymond Shores asked the GBI to investigate.

Evidence from the investigation revealed that Allmond met two girls on the Tinder dating app while he was an officer, according to Christine. The girls were 15 and 16 years old.

Prosecutors said Allmond communicated with the girls via Snapchat and arranged to pick them up in the middle of the night outside Fort Stewart, where he was living at the time.

“Allmond then drove the teens back to his apartment and performed sexual acts on both of them,” Christine said.  “Later that night, Allmond returned the girls to the Fort Stewart gate.”

Allmond kept talking to the girls through Snapchat, according to prosecutors. Christine said Allmond met up with the girls two more times at his apartment “where he performed sexual acts on them.”

Charges were filed against Allmond days after the investigation was opened. He was fired from the Richmond police force.

“This conviction validates our department’s actions in immediately suspending, and then terminating, Allmond when the allegations came to our attention,” Shores said. “We take such betrayals of the public trust very seriously, and gave full assistance to the agencies that investigated and prosecuted this case.”

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