FBI probe con­tin­ues to hin­der progress of “Craigslist” cases

The Catoosa County News - - FRONT PAGE -

There’s quite the catch22 go­ing on in the Look­out Moun­tain Ju­di­cial Cir­cuit (LMJC) re­gard­ing a num­ber of pending child sex cases, as the fate of the cases con­tin­ues to stall due to the FBI’s on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion of one of its agents, who hap­pens to be the linch­pin to the whole saga.

Cobb County Su­pe­rior Court judge Grant Brant­ley was ap­pointed to hear pretrial mo­tions in the cases in early March 2013 af­ter all four Ca­toosa County Su­pe­rior Court judges with the LMJC — which serves Ca­toosa, Walker, Dade and Chat­tooga coun­ties — re­cused them­selves from hear­ing any pre-trial mo­tions in cases known as the “Craigslist Cases.”

Those “Craigslist Cases” are child sex-re­lated cases that were ini­tially han­dled by the now-dis­banded FBI North­west Ge­or­gia Crimes Against Chil­dren Task Force, which was headed up by FBI spe­cial agent Ken Hill­man, who con­tin­ues to be the main

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