On Monday, July 10, 2017 an employee of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Carmel Biggers Jr., was arrested on three counts of sexual assault by a law enforcement officer on a person in custody. All three of these counts are felonies. This investigation is continuing and more charges may be forthcoming.
This investigation began as a result of information that was relayed to investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. A preliminary investigation has identified three victims in this case. All three victims were inmates within the Douglas County Jail at the time of the suspected offenses at the same time Biggers was employed and working as a jailer within the Douglas County Jail. The names of the victims are not being released.
Carmel Biggers Jr., age 39 of Hiram, Georgia, has been an employee of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as a Jailer since December 2016. He was arrested on all three counts and has attended an appearance hearing on these charges. Bond has been set for $75,000 and he is still in custody. Based on the arrest, Biggers employment with Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been terminated immediately.
Concerning the arrest, Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds stated; “This type of conduct by any person associated with Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is completely unacceptable and is an embarrassment to the department as well as the many exceptional men and woman that proudly wear this badge. This conduct will not be tolerated and will be dealt with appropriately.”