May 15, 2021

Local man jailed on child molestation charge

Christopher Paul Shelnutt

(Franklin, GA) — A local man is in the Heard County jail this morning following his arrest this week on a charge of Child Molestation.

35-year-old Christopher Paul Shelnutt was booked into the Heard County system on Wednesday and transported from the Carroll County jail where he had been incarcerated on unrelated charges.

According to a report by investigator Lt. Deborah Williamson  of the Heard County Sheriff’s Office, the charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred with an underage female over the course of several years from 2010-2016.

The victim is reported to have been around the age of seven when the abuse began.

Under Georgia law,  a person commits the offense of child molestation when he or she does any immoral or indecent act to or in the presence of or with any child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person; or by means of an electronic device, transmits images of a person engaging in, inducing, or otherwise participating in any immoral or indecent act to a child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person.

No bond has been issued in the case as of today.

Stay tuned to for further information as it becomes available.


  1. Looks like Franklin is just full of baby rapers! Sadly one bastard is still walking the streets. Living life like he has done nothing wrong.

  2. HC citizen says

    The justice system is so f***** up! I’m not saying this man is innocent or guilty but people do lie on others! And why in the world do they even let the ****** up individuals that actually do hurt an innocent child out of prison in the first place!!! I’d so much rather have drug addicts/dealers on the streets than any day than a child molester! People ask for drugs nobody ask to be raped ect.. People that hurt children should NEVER breathe the fresh air, see the sunshine! They should stay locked up in a cell for the rest of their lives!
    It just goes to show how F’d up the world we live in really is.
    This comment is not pointed directly at this man, I do not know him. But I’ve heard stories of jealousy getting innocent people behind bars.

    • I don’t think a SEVEN year old would lie about something like that, a seven year old shouldn’t even know about about sex or stuff like that to even be capable of making it up!

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