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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Former Chamblee officer sentenced to life in prison

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County judge today sentenced former Chamblee and MARTA policeman Kelless Twohearts Lory to life in prison.

Lory, 58, was convicted last week of two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation.

Prosecutors showed that Lory molested a 9-year-old female family member from July 2011 to July 2012.
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Gail Flake chastised Lory from the bench for the impact his actions have had on the victim and on the image of police officers.

“You’ve certainly deprived her of the right to a safe and happy childhood,” Flake said. “The fact (that) you were a police officer has brought even more attention to this case, and unfortunately, has probably negatively impacted the reputation of police officers throughout our community who are struggling with, perhaps, a negative impression by some members of the public.”

When the jury verdict was announced on Thursday, Lory drank an unknown substance from an over-the-counter vitamin bottle he had with him in court. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital when the substance, which was later determined to be poisonous, took effect.

He was released Saturday and taken to the DeKalb County Jail. He now will be turned over to the Georgia Department of Corrections to serve out his sentence.

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