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Ex-DFCS counselor charged with child molestation

Ex-DFCS counselor charged with child molestation

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A former counselor for the Division of Family and Children Services is accused of sexually assaulting a teen girl in his home.

Earl Hopper, 39, has been charged with rape, child molestation and enticing a child. Jury selection is underway in Fulton County for his trial.

Hopper worked as a counselor to the victim's siblings and volunteered to counsel her as well. Prosecutors said that on Nov. 10, 2011, Hopper picked up the girl from her home and took her to his house, where he gave her alcohol and sexually assaulted her.

The victim immediately told her mother about the assault, according to prosecutors. Hopper was arrested the next day.

Opening statements in Hopper's trial are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon.

Gucci Mane pleads guilty to aggravated assault

Gucci Mane pleads guilty to aggravated assault

ATLANTA -- Gucci Mane pleaded guilty Monday to an aggravated assault charge stemming from an attack at a Downtown Atlanta nightclub.

The 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, was sentenced to three years in prison for hitting a fan over the head with a vodka bottle.

Monday's sentence will run concurrently with a three-year federal sentence Davis is already serving for firearm possession.

The assault happened March 16, 2013 at Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge. Prosecutors said the victim, an Army staff sergeant in town on a brief military leave, tried to ask Davis for a picture, but was attacked instead.

The incident left the victim with a deep forehead laceration that required 10 stitches, according to prosecutors.

Davis turned himself in to police after arrest warrants were issued.

Inmates, officers hurt in fight at Atlanta jail

Inmates, officers hurt in fight at Atlanta jail

ATLANTA -- Several inmates and officers were injured in a fight at the Atlanta City Detention Center Wednesday afternoon.

It happened at around 1 p.m. during a routine cell search.

Atlanta Department of Corrections spokesperson Ashanti Moore said an officer noticed contraband inside a cell housing two federal inmates. When the officer entered the cell to confiscate it, the inmates attacked the officer.

A second officer tried to get involved, which caused several more inmates to join the fight, Moore said.

The officer who was attacked was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with injuries to the neck and back. Two more officers received minor injuries and a supervisor suffered a cut to the lip, according to Moore.

One federal inmate sustained mouth injuries and was taken to Grady, while three more inmates reported minor injuries.

Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial begins

ATLANTA -- Jury selection began Monday for a dozen defendants in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial.

The teachers and administrators have been indicted on mobster-like charges, including racketeering and theft by taking. Prosecutors say they cheated students and pocketed big bonuses.

Four hundred potential jurors have been called. Jury selection is expected to take two to three weeks. The trial itself could last as long as eight months and may be one of the most expensive in state history, with six prosecutors and 12 defense attorneys, hundreds of witnesses and a million documents.

WATCH | What to expect during the APS trial

Teen dies at Grady after being shot

Teen dies at Grady after being shot

ATLANTA -- A teenager has died after being shot in Downtown Atlanta overnight.

The victim, 18-year-old Montavious Washington, was shot on Broad Street at around 10:45 p.m. Monday.

Atlanta Police Capt. Jonathan Durant said Washington got into a fight with a suspect shortly before the shooting. After being shot in the chest, Washington ran from the scene and collapsed in the 200 block of Trinity Avenue. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Durant said police are interviewing witnesses and searching for possible suspects.

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Woman killed, 2 charged in motorcycle accident

Woman killed, 2 charged in motorcycle accident

ATLANTA -- Two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal motorcycle accident over the weekend.

The wreck happened Saturday night on the ramp leading to Interstate 20 from the southbound Downtown Connector.

Atlanta Police said a Hyundai Sonata was merging onto I-20 when it clipped the back of a motorcycle with two people aboard. The motorcycle's female passenger fell from the bike and was fatally run over by the Hyundai.

The motorcycle crashed into a median wall. Atlanta Police spokeswoman Kim Jones said its driver fled when he saw his passenger was dead. The victim's name was not released.

The Hyundai driver, Jessica M. Johnson, was arrested at the scene. Jones said Johnson's blood alcohol level was .209. She was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, reckless driving and following too closely.

Sheriff's deputy charged with fondling victims

Sheriff's deputy charged with fondling victims

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Fulton County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with fondling women involved in court cases.

Nakia Dorsey, 38, has been indicted on two counts of sexual battery, two counts of false imprisonment and one count of simple battery in two separate cases at the Fulton County Courthouse.

According to the indictment, the first incident happened in October 2011. Dorsey took a 20-year-old woman into a private office within the courthouse, where he detained and fondled her.

In May 2012, Dorsey told a 27-year-old woman that she could reclaim her property if she followed him into a courthouse office. Once inside, he blocked the door, fondled the victim and exposed himself to her, according to the indictment.

The victim in the second case reported Dorsey to the police, which led to investigators uncovering information about the first incident.