Page 2A The Champion Free Press, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
Former Georgia Tech employee arrestedfor child molestation, pornography
by Daniel Beauregarddaniel@dekalbchamp.comA DeKalb CountySuperior Court judge isconsidering whether toallow a former GeorgiaTech computer techniciancharged with childmolestation and sexualexploitation of children outon bond.
, 43, is
charged with ve counts
of child molestationand 25 counts of sexualexploitation of a minor.He was present for a bondhearing July 24 in Judge
’s courtroom.The allegations against
Deen were based on eventsthat took place over a
period of 16 months. Hewas originally arrested in
November, according to
court documents, and wasreleased on $75,000 bond
and ordered to live with his parents in Avondale Estates.However, investigators
allegedly found child pornography on Deen’scomputer. He was thenordered back to jail andsubsequently released asecond time on $30,000 bond, court documents state.
Investigators later found
hundreds of pictures on hiscomputer and he was jailedagain. Deen is currently being held without bond inthe DeKalb County Jail and prosecutors asked that Flakerequire him to remain there,citing his danger to thecommunity.According to informationon Georgia Tech’ Collegeof Computing’s website,Deen has a bachelor’s of science degree in computer sciences from Georgia Tech
and lived in Kenya, Cyprus
and the United Kingdom,as well as Wisconsin andCalifornia, before relocatingto Georgia.Deen’s attorney
has reportedly askedthat Deen’s $30,000 bond be
reinstated. Flake didn’t give
a timetable for when shewould make a ruling on thematter.
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Commissioner says he was not drunk driving
by Andrew Cauthenandrew@dekalbchamp.com
Internal investigators at
the DeKalb County PoliceDepartment are seeking todetermine whether a county
commissioner was given
preferential treatment.A police report from aJuly 12 incident alleges thatDeKalb Commissioner
“appeared intoxi-cated,” but was al-
lowed to drive away
from a south DeKalbnightclub.Watson was ob-
served consuming“several alcoholic beverages” at the
nightclub, accordingto the report by Of-
“If I haven’t
been charged withanything, why are people trying to make stories
up?” Watson said. “ I haven’t
been charged with DUI. I’mnot J
. I’m not
. I wasn’t drunk. Iwasn’t drunk at all.“The deal is [that] I
haven’t been charged with
anything,” Watson said.According to police spokes-woman
,“The DeKalb County PoliceDepartment’s Internal Af-
fairs unit is investigating
this incident to determine if departmental policies and procedures were followedand appropriate actions weretaken. No additional infor-mation about this incident is
available at this time.”
According to the reportof an off-duty DeKalb Police
ofcer moonlighting at the
club, Watson complained thatsomeone had stolen his wal-let.Watson allegedly accusedtwo women of stealing hiswallet. One woman was citedfor disorderly conduct after refusing to calm down when
warned by the ofcer.The ofcer reported that
Watson used profanity andcontinued to make accusa-tions against the women.“I informed Mr. Watson…
to please behave like a publicofcial as if news cameras
were in front of him,” the of-
cer stated in his report.The ofcer lled out an
incident report about the al-leged theft, according to thereport.
“I also advised him tohave someone take him
home because he appearedintoxicated (slurred speech,unsteady walk, glossy redeyes),” the report stated.
At the ofcer’s request, asupervisor, Sgt.
,went to the scene.Watson got in his car andlater left the scene, accord-ing to the police report. Ap- proximately one minute later,he returned, stating that hewould let someone take himhome.“Due to circumstances be-yond my control, Mr. Watson
was allowed to have someone
take him home,”
the ofcer stated.
Watson said hewas “not drunk or impaired.”“If my eyeswere red or glassy…I had been crying for about three or four days,” Wat-son said.“Was I tryingto console myself
over the death of my sister?”
Watson asked. “Yes. Had I been crying for a couple of days? Yes. Were my eyesred? I don’t know; I didn’t
look at my eyes. Did I have
anything to drink? Yes. I hadtwo glasses of wine. Did I
leave the place? Yes. Did I
return? Yes. Was I arrested?
No. Did I have a DUI ever?
No.“I wasn’t falling down or slobbering,” Watson said.Watson said that other
media outlets have reported
that he had two glasses of chardonnay.“Come on guys, I’m a bigguy,” he said. “Two glasses