published Friday, October 21st, 2011

Walker County deputy resigned after incidents involving 14, 16-year-old girls

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    Gaylon Redwine was forced to resign from the Walker County Sheriff's Office after an internal investigation showed he violated office policy.

A Walker County sheriff's deputy was forced to resign after an investigation showed he kissed at 14-year-old girl and had oral sex with a 16-year-old girl, an internal office investigation said.

Former Deputy Gaylon Redwine, 28, who was hired in 2006, kissed a 15-year-old girl four days before her 16th birthday, then had oral sex with her after she turned 16, the sheriff's office investigation revealed.

Redwine also kissed a 14-year-old when he went on a trip over the Fourth of July weekend to Panama City, Fla., with the girl's family, the report said. The deputy was friends with the girl’s father, the report said.

The sheriff's office is not releasing the names of the girls or their parents.

While Redwine was forced to resign, he won't be criminally prosecuted based on prosecutors’ decision, said Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.

The sheriff's office began to investigate Redwine this fall when one of the girl's fathers contacted the sheriff’s office. Both the district attorney's office in Panama City, Fla., and the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office were notified of Redwine’s actions.

But Lookout Mountain Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Evans said her office decided not to prosecute Redwine in Walker County since the teenage girl was 16, the age of consent in Georgia.

Florida authorities also decided not to prosecute him for kissing the 14-year-old, authorities said.

For complete details see tomorrow's Times Free Press.

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Emersization said...

I'm pretty sure "The Brotherhood" got him out of that one. Next time he might not be so lucky, and it's too bad the young ladies had their morals corrupted by a law enforcement officer. This just goes to show how immoral our nation have become with our secular non-theistic government.

October 21, 2011 at 1:49 p.m.
XGSBoss said...

Bud, if you think this kind of thing would end in a theocratic government, let me introduce you to the Old Testament.

October 21, 2011 at 2:03 p.m.
Shock said...

"This just goes to show how immoral our nation have become with our secular non-theistic government."

I'm confused by this sentence. First, our government has never been a theistic government. Before someone goes off on a rant about the Pledge of Allegiance or "In God We Trust" those were both responses to the rise of communism and the big red scare in the 1950's. We had to fight those godless commies any way we could and putting God into government was as good a way as any in the minds of some.

Without a doubt, the behavior that is now accepted in today's society is troubling and I can empathize with your concern in that regard. Child molestation, however, has always been illegal and has nothing to do with God in government. I'm quite certain we had the same occasional skeezy perv in law enforcement back in the good ol' days of the 1950's. Weren't those glorious times the same ones where common belief held that rapes were a result of the victim somehow asking for it?

October 21, 2011 at 2:22 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Most folks would be in jail so fast their smoocher would go dry.

Not a copper on a dirty beat though, he'll get to strike again, just because he wore those blues.

October 21, 2011 at 2:23 p.m.
oft said...

Boss,

The Christian Nation our framers set up was not a theocracy:

"The Congress...desirous...to have people of all ranks and degrees duly impressed with a solemn sense of God's superintending providence, and of their duty devoutly to rely.... on His aid and direction... do earnestly recommend...a day of humiliation, fasting, and prayer; that we may with united hearts confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions and, by a sincere repentance and amendment of life,...and through the Merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain His pardon and forgiveness." --Journals of Congress (1905), Vol. IV, pp. 208-209, May 17, 1776.

October 21, 2011 at 3:36 p.m.
Shock said...

Sugargeek - please take your anti-Semitism filth somewhere else.

Oft - our framers didn't set up a Christian nation. They set up a nation where Americans citizens can have the freedom to practice the religion they choose without persecution from the government.

October 21, 2011 at 3:56 p.m.
headcoconut said...

Too bad they didn't take stiffer actions against this pervert. Now he can move on to just about any city and re-apply to become a cop again. In fact, he's likely already been informed by his superiors and police union rep to just keep a low profile for a while. He can get his old job back.

The only reason he admitted to sexual relations with the 16-year old was because he'd likely been advised he couldn't be prosecuted for that one. I doubt if he only kissed the 14 and 15 year old. Confessing to that one and he'd have to register on the sexual offender's registry.

The rules DO suddently change when the perp is a cop.

October 21, 2011 at 4:20 p.m.
rolando said...

So far as I can tell, it isn't against any law to kiss an underage girl or to have sex [oral or regular] with one above the age of consent. If it were illegal, every high school age male would be guilty, especially on prom night.

Before you get your panties in a wad over that comment, consider a father's chaste goodnight kiss given to his daughter [or the not-so-chaste student's kiss]...then consider how you would make that kind legal but leaving the other kind illegal.

Someone care to provide a legally sufficient definition of what constitutes an objectionable "kiss"? Then provide a suitable legal penalty for such an act, please.

Now if you are talking about certain rules as a condition of employment, that is a horse of a completely different color...one that does not require criminal prosecution, merely the loss of a job.

Which is exactly what happened here. Can he get another LEO job in another town? Depends on that town's background checks...

October 21, 2011 at 4:52 p.m.
rolando said...

What's the matter, sugargeek? Can't find any blacks to malign so you pick on the Jews figuring you are safer in your person that way? You and the Austrian paper-hanger would get along marvelously...he was a coward, too.

October 21, 2011 at 5:01 p.m.
WHS1970 said...

Wow, a black Nazi. That's something you don't hear about everyday.

October 21, 2011 at 5:27 p.m.
Loyaljeeper said...

He got out of this one because he knew how to manipulate the law. 16 will get you 20 in TN but It's legal in GA. He knew that.

October 21, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.
rolando said...

You are black, huh sugargeek? And Muslim, perhaps...that would explain your hatred of the Jews as a race.

I don't have a problem with Muslims, per se, sugargeek...just with any religion that allows -- even encourages -- its adherents to strap explosives to their women and children [they being chattel, of course] and then sends them out to deliberately kill other, more innocent, women and children [the men being too cowardly blow themselves up]. And, obviously, anyone who actively supports that abomination against humanity.

Strange you, as a black, would admire a religion that considers other humans to be slaves -- or worse, subhuman -- failed History 101 in Grade School, did you?

I am not Jewish, by race or religion. You are wrong in so many ways...are you even an American or are you existing in Somalia or some other spiderhole? Either that or you are a fleabagger somewhere, perhaps?

October 21, 2011 at 6:25 p.m.
rolando said...

Best to know what is legal and what is illegal, tnvol.

Redwine committed no crime.

October 21, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

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