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Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy Accused of Sexual Battery; Resigns

An incident involving the transport of a female inmate leads to the arrest of a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy.

A Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputy has resigned after being charged with sexually assaulting a prisoner he was transporting, according to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.

Harry Breitinger, 50, of Auburn, was charged with sexual assault upon a person in custody, aggravated sexual battery, violation of oath of office, and furnishing contraband to an inmate, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

The Morgan County Citizen, citing Lt. Mark Williams of the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, reported that Breitinger is accused of assaulting a female prisoner while transporting her from Richmond County to the Gwinnett County Jail in Lawrenceville.

Breitinger is accused of stopping at a rest stop on I-20 on June 3, offering the prisoner a cigarette, then committing sexual battery, the paper reported.

Several jurisdictions cooperated in investigating the case.

Breitinger is being held without bond in the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office public safety complex, according to the news release.

(Editor's Note: This story first appeared on Dacula Patch)

Mary Lou July 23, 2012 at 09:59 PM
umm...and how come he was allowed to just "resign" shouldn't he have been fired? so that any future prospective employers and such be allowed fair info on a potential employee? brotherhood much?
Toni Armstrong Kelecheck July 24, 2012 at 08:03 PM
You can't take what you read on the news at face value. You are judging someone without knowing the facts.
Mary Lou August 08, 2012 at 03:34 AM
well Toni- seems he ADMITTED to everything when he was confronted by investigators..wouldn't his own admission be solid "face value"?
Robin Payne January 09, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Harry is a good man. He is Godly, professional and a soldier. I agree with Toni, things are not as they seem.
Cindy Wages Pitts June 28, 2013 at 09:04 AM
robin, he may be godly...but he sure as hell tried to fondle my breast while I was in cuffs! Sorry but he tried that with every woman he was alone with! And I in no way feel bad that I reported him, and he lost his job!
Robin Payne June 29, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Cindy, I am so sorry that happened to you. I knew a different man, he was never like that around our family. His son was married to my daughter. I will keep you in my prayers.

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