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JUST IN: Fired Georgia officer arrested on child molestation charge

A former South Georgia police officer was arrested Thursday on charges he sexually assaulted an underage girl on multiple occasions.

Jeffrey Allen Allmond Jr., 24, was fired from the Richmond Hill Police Department after a GBI investigation found “Allmond engaged in inappropriate sexual acts with an underage female on multiple occasions,” according to the state agency.

Allmond had been on administrative leave since Aug. 22, when Richmond Hill police Chief Raymond Shores asked the GBI to investigate an allegation of sexual misconduct. He was first hired by the department in July of last year.

He was booked into the Bryan County jail Thursday on charges of aggravated sexual battery and aggravated child molestation. 

Several Georgia officers have been the subject of sexual misconduct investigations in recent weeks. 

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Fifteen arrest warrants have been issued for a fired East Point police officer accused of detaining a 15-year-old girl on a curfew violation, taking her to an apartment complex and sexually assaulting her. Richard Gooddine, a former sergeant, allegedly stalked the girl and her mother at a local hospital when they sought treatment, the girl’s lawyer said. 

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Personnel records obtained by Channel 2 Action News show Gooddine was the target of three previous claims of sexual misconduct dating back to 2011. Gooddine has until 5 p.m. Saturday to surrender, the news station reported. 

On Thursday, the GBI announced the arrest of former Monroe County sheriff’s Deputy William Miller after an investigation found he asked a woman for sexual favors in return for reducing criminal charges against her.

RELATED: Fired deputy offered reduced charges in exchange for sex, authorities say

And the Atlanta Police Department is investigating after one of its officers was accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman in the back of his patrol car, Channel 2 reported. Gabriel Duarte was put on leave Thursday after police Chief Erika Shields learned of the allegations.

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Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne broke the story earlier this month of claims that East Point Police Sgt. Richard Goodine sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl.

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