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Lula man charged with rape, aggravated sexual battery involving young girl
Anthony Geissert
Anthony Geissert - photo by Aaron Beard

A Lula man was accused of sexually assaulting a girl who was as young as 3 years old, according to authorities.

Anthony Geissert, 28, was arrested by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office on July 5 and charged with aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and two counts of rape.

A family member of the victim first told law enforcement on June 25, though investigators “determined that the crimes occurred on at least four occasions at the victim’s home between June 2012 and May 2018,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in an email.

“The female victim was between the ages of 3 and 9 during the timeframe,” Booth said.

Booth said Geissert was acquainted with the girl because of a “previous relationship with another individual.”

He is being held at the Hall County Jail without bond.

No attorney information was available Wednesday, July 17, from Magistrate Court officials.

The case is still under investigation.


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