Friday, January 8, 2016

FORMER TEACHER ENTERS A GUILTY PLEA FOR CHILD CRUELTY

IN SPALDING COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, THURSDAY, A FORMER TEACHER AT ST. GEORGE'S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL IN MILNER ENTERED A GUILTY PLEA TO CHILD CRUELTY FOR INVOLVEMENT WITH A 14 YEAR OLD FEMALE STUDENT.

DANIEL EDWARD KEELEY,  AGE 36 WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED IN MARCH 2013,  WAS SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS PROBATION BY JUDGE TOMMY HANKINSON WITH THE FIRST YEAR TO BE SERVED UNDER HOME CONFINEMENT.

KEELEY IS TO HAVE NO UNSUPERVISED CONTACT WITH CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 AND NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM, AND THE SENTENCE INCLUDES 100 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.

JUDGE HANKINSON GRANTED FIRST OFFENSE STATUS.

ACCORDING TO ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY MARIE GREEN BRODER  ,KEELEY ENTERED A GUILTY PLEA TO TWO COUNTS OF FIRST -DEGREE CRUELTY TO CHILDREN. THE MAXIMUM SENTENCE ON EACH IS 20 YEARS IN PRISON, AND IF HE VIOLATES THE TERMS OF PROBATION HE WOULD BE SUBJECT TO THE FULL 40 YEARS IN PRISON.


AT THE TIME OF HIS ARREST KEELEY WAS DEAN OF STUDENTS, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND PHYS ED TEACHER AT ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL.  

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