Man faces charges of sexual abuse
McDONOUGH — Derrick Deandre Anderson is facing child sex charges after his alleged victim watched a school presentation on abuse and turned him in, according to The Henry Herald.
Anderson, 31, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated child molestation and child molestation. He is being held in the Henry County Jail pending a bond hearing in Superior Court. Chief Magistrate Robert Godwin bound over the case for presentation to a grand jury Friday morning following a preliminary hearing.
Anderson is a convicted felon who served two stretches for manslaughter and armed robbery, according to Arizona Department of Corrections records. He was release most recently in August 2009.
The alleged victim told police the abuse started in the fall of 2010 when Anderson showed her a pornographic movie. The girl, now still under the age of 12, said one encounter was March 2, testified Henry police Detective Tom Stott.
“She remembered the March date because that was the day he was released from being in jail,” said Stott. “We checked and found he’d been released from the Henry County Jail March 2.”
Under questioning by Henry State Court Assistant Solicitor General Joe Stone, Stott said the girl came forward with the allegations after seeing a presentation at her elementary school on physical and sexual abuse.
“She watched a presentation May 16 and made the disclosure the next day,” he said. “The incidents seemed to happen when the defendant was drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana.”
The child became “emotional, upset and crying” during her interview with police, said Stott. She was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for a recorded forensic interview, he said.
Under cross examination by court appointed attorney Jen Lewis, Stott acknowledged that a physical exam of the child showed no evidence of child molestation. Stott also told Lewis that a thorough search of Anderson’s home in May failed to uncover the pornographic video the child told police she watched two years ago.
The child has moved out of state. and claimed she was “just clipping someone’s braces wire” and “not doing anything illegal.”
Curtis claimed she works as traveling orthodontic assistant with Strait Orthodontics, which she said was in Atlanta but she couldn’t provide the address. Curtis allegedly showed officers her equipment stored in bags used when she travels on the job.
The report stated some type of dental machine had been plugged into the wall and covered with a sheet and had been moved to the closet when the investigator arrived. Curtis claimed the machine was given to her but was broken.
Curtis was booked into the Rockdale County Jail and charged with one count of practicing dentistry without license.