published Monday, July 7th, 2014

Indictments unsealed in case of three former Calhoun High students charged with post-prom assault

From left, Fields Chapman, Andrew Haynes and Avery Johnson
From left, Fields Chapman, Andrew Haynes and Avery Johnson
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ELLIJAY, Ga. — A grand jury indictment charging three former Calhoun High School students with sexual battery and sodomy stemming from an incident at a post-prom party in May was unsealed today.

The Gilmer County Superior Court clerk unsealed the indictment charging Fields Chapman, Andrew Haynes and Damon Johnson this afternoon.

This comes as the next step in the legal process for the trio after they turned themselves in at the Gilmer County Jail on May 28 on charges of aggravated sexual battery and underage possession of alcohol.

They are accused of inserting a foreign object into an 18-year-old woman, "causing tearing and severe trauma," at a cabin party in the Gilmer County woods after the May 10 Calhoun High School prom.

The superior court also released a second grand jury indictment detailing additional charges against Chapman.

He is charged with sexual exploitation of a child for possessing photos and videos of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson declined to comment on the indictments.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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