• Lawyer: Officer sexually assaulted teen, stalked hospital

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    EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) - An Atlanta-area police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and then stalking her at a hospital.

    WSB-TV reports the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the case of East Point police Sgt. Richard Goodine.

    The victim's attorney, Thomas Reynolds, says Goodine detained her at a park Monday morning, drove her around the city, sexually assaulted her and later came to the hospital looking for her.

    A GBI document indicates East Point police requested assistance with the allegation that "Goodine molested a juvenile female while on duty."

    Police Chief Tommy Gardner told the station that Goodine also was investigated but not prosecuted in 2011 for sexual battery and child molestation involving a 15-year-old. The chief says the officer says he's innocent. It's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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    Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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