Testimony continues in Gerbert sex case

by Alex McRae

Testimony continued Wednesday in Coweta County Superior Court in the child molestation trial of Alexander Sean Gerbert. The defendant faces 11 felony counts, including child molestation, aggravated sodomy, sexual battery, incest and sexual exploitation of children.

Superior Court Judge John Simpson is presiding. Coweta Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Kevin McMurry is lead prosecutor. Attorney McCall Calhoun is defending Gerbert.

The case dates back to 2010, and involves two of Gerbert's female relatives, then aged 9 and 15. Authorities began the investigation after hearing allegations from the 9-year-old girl. After the allegations were made, authorities executed a search warrant at Gerbert's Coweta County residence only to learn that Gerbert had fled the state. In February 2012 Gerbert was located in Illinois and later extradited to Coweta to face trial.

Prosecutor McMurry presented several witnesses Wednesday. Witnesses included one of Gerbert's alleged victims, a former co-worker of Gerbert's and an Emory University physician and pediatric expert affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The doctor is an expert in the assessment of child abuse and child sexual abuse.

Testimony in the case continues today.



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