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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Former officer convicted of child molestation

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today convicted a retired police officer of two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation.

Kelless Twohearts Lory, 58, of Stone Mountain, was immediately taken into custody. He will be sentenced at a later date. He faces two life sentences plus 40 years.

The jury found Lory molested the girl, a family member, between July 2011 and July 2012. The victim, who testified at trial, was 9 years old when the abuse first began.

Lory was arrested in December 2014.

Lory retired from the Chamblee Police Department and previously worked for MARTA Police. He was retired when the abuse occurred.

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