Thursday, March 21, 2013
He is accused of having sexual encounters with four female inmates at the Cobb County jail and other places for more than three years.
A Cobb County grand jury has indicted a former sheriff's deputy from Douglasville on charges of rape, sexual assault against persons in custody, violation of oath by public officer, and other charges. In a warrant, Cobb authorities alleged that 51-year-old Alvin Blake Sutherland made physical contact with an unamed female inmate at the Cobb jail on Jan. 11. He was fired from his job and arrested Jan. 18. Kim Isaza, the spokeswoman for Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds, said this afternoon that the indictment alleges that Sutherland had sexual encounters with not just one, but four female inmates. The incidents allegedly occurred at the Cobb County jail and other places between June 2009 and Jan. 11, 2013. Sutherland is charged with 21 …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Douglasville resident remains in the Bartow County Jail without bond.
The second deputy accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate has been fired. Sgt. Kristopher Travitz's 14-year-old career with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office came to an end on Saturday, the same day that authorities arrested him on charges of violation of public oath, aggravated sexual battery, sexual assault by a law enforcement officer and false statements, Col. Milton Beck said in a news release. An internal investigation initiated after last month's arrest of Sgt. Alvin Blake Sutherland on similar charges led authorities to Travitz, who was brought in for questioning. Initially, according to a criminal warrant, he allegedly told officials that the inmate never came to his Douglasville home. But a GPS tracker that the inmate was …
An internal investigation initiated after the Jan. 18 arrest of Alvin Blake Sutherland uncovered more alleged misconduct involving another deputy.
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Tuesday, February 5
A little more than two weeks after a Cobb County deputy was arrested in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a female inmate, a second deputy has been accused of the same thing. An internal investigation initiated after the Jan. 18 arrest of Alvin Blake Sutherland uncovered more alleged misconduct involving another deputy, according to WSB-TV. The investigation found that Sgt. Kristopher Travitz allegedly sexually assaulted a female inmate two years ago. He was recently arrested and booked in an area jail, where he remains without bond, according to WSB-TV. Sutherland, 51, of Douglasville, is still in the Douglas County Jail without bond on charges of aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, sexual assault by a member of law …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Cobb County Sheriff's Deputy Alvin Blake Sutherland, 51, of Douglasville, is charged with sexually assaulting a female inmate in his custody.
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Tuesday, January 22
A Cobb County deputy from Douglasville has been accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A warrant alleges Deputy Alvin Blake Sutherland, 51, made physical contact with an unamed female inmate at the Cobb jail on Jan. 11. Sutherland is charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, sexual assault by a member of law enforcement, and violation of oath of public office, according to the report. Arrest records indicate that Sutherland remains in the Douglas County jail. Bond is expected to be set at $100,000, according to the AJC.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A Marietta coach/trainer was arrested for multiple sexual assaults against a minor at his office at the Champion Softball Complex over a two-year time frame.
Isuru Pasan Perera, 31, of Marietta was arrested for multiple sexual offenses against a minor. Perera was taken into custody without incident on Saturday, Sept. 8, and is being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail, according to Marietta Police. The original incident occurred in June of 2010 when the female juvenile victim attended the Champion Softball Complex located at 505 Commerce Park Drive, according to Marietta Police. Perera, who was the victim’s coach/trainer, used his position to "coerce and intimidate the victim to commit multiple sexual acts against her," Police said. Numerous sexual assaults occurred over a two-year time frame. Every assault occurred in Perera’s office at the complex, Police said. Perera is being …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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