Sheriff Who Ordered Aggressive Pat Downs of Students in Drug Raid Indicted for Sexual Battery

by Robby Soave – 900 searched, no drugs found. The Georgia sheriff who authorized intrusive pat downs for hundreds of students at Worth County High School earlier this year was indicted for sexual battery, false imprisonment, and violating his oath of office. Authorities will issue a warrant for Jeff Hobby’s arrest later this week, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Two deputies were also indicted. It is alleged that they groped male and female students, touching them inappropriately during the completely pointless search. No drugs were found on any of the 900 boys and girls subjected to the pat downs. Reason‘s Brian Doherty wrote up the details of the students’ lawsuit: According to the suit’s account of events, all the students “were confined either to their first-period classrooms, to the hallways immediately outside their classrooms, or to the gym” and their “cell phones were seized so that they could not reach their parents….During the lockdown and...

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