A teenage boy charged as an adult in a child molestation case will remain in custody at Claxon Youth Detention Center until he undergoes a psychological evaluation, said Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Michael Muldrew.
Gregory Robinson Nesmith Jr., 15, Kennedy Pond Road, went before a judge Monday, scheduled to ask for a preliminary hearing and a bond hearing, he said. However, Nesmith’s representative, attorney Kelly Kidd, with the Bulloch County Public Defender’s Office, withdrew the request for a preliminary hearing, Muldrew said.
Donna Carnley, who is also with the Bulloch County Public Defender’s Office, also represented Nesmith and asked the court to delay the bond hearing until Nesmith could undergo a “psychiatric or psychological – mental evaluation,” he said.
The request was granted, and a bond hearing will be scheduled after the evaluation is completed, he said.
Nesmith was charged as an adult because Georgia law requires teens over 13 accused of certain crimes to be charged accordingly. He is charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes. The first two charges fall into a group of crimes often casually referred to as “ the seven deadly sins” that require teens over 13 to be charged as adults, according to information from the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.
Nesmith was charged last month with molesting a 7-year-old family friend at the victim’s home on Black Creek Church Road near Brooklet.