Georgia lawyer accused of sexually exploiting children

A lawyer who serves as an assistant attorney general and part-time judge is accused of sexually exploiting children.

News outlets report 58-year-old George Randolph Jeffery was arrested Friday on child exploitation charges. Federal and state agents also raided his Monroe home that day.

Attorney Robbie Ballard says his firm represents Jeffery, who he says intends to plead not guilty. He remained an active member of the state bar in good standing as of Monday.

Attorney General Chris Carr's office says Jeffery was a state-appointed assistant attorney general for the Department of Human Services' division of child support services. An office spokesperson told WSB-TV "we terminated Mr. Jeffery's appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General immediately upon getting word of the arrest." He previously served as an associate probate judge.