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For our new readers, Scott Dean was a sitting Columbia County commissioner and part of the media’s hands off club who was exposed for sending sext messages to a county employee who was married to a soldier who was deployed to war.  In fact, Scott Hudson of WGAC broke the story and reported that more than 900 sext messages were sent between married Scott Dean and the married county employees in a month.  Hudson exposed it soon before the 2010 Republican primary only to have Barry Paschal and Austin Rhodes dive into spin control and plead for voters to reelect Dean knowing that he was involved in a sexting match with a county employee, and then Dean would resign and then a special election would be held to fill the vacancy and Columbia County taxpayors (sic) would pay for that.  Why not just make the plea to vote for Dean’s opponent?  They don’t care for him that’s why.  Paschal and Rhodes did this without Dean making a statement that he will resign if reelected.  Our opinion is that Dean should have resigned before the primary.  Soon after his victory he was charged with child molestation and was accused of inappropriate acts with some of the children he adopted from another country.  After a questionable fair trial Scott Dean was convicted on 2 counts of child molestation even though Ben “two poles” Harbin was a character witness.

We think all child molestation is terrible and disgusting and we have nothing but prayers for the victims.  But Scott Dean isn’t the most notorious child molester from Columbia County.  Our opinion is that James M. Paschal has that title.  If you search the Augusta Chronicle website’s archives you will find no mention of James Paschal.  WHOA!  If you want to learn about Paschal’s criminal history, you have to visit the Columbia County court system website to view his Rap sheet that goes back more than 25 years.

He was charged with 3 counts of aggravated child molestation, 5 counts of child molestation, 1 count of rape and 1 count of incest.  He was charged with these acts and is not automatically guilty because he was charged.  He is entitled to being presumed innocent until proven guilty.  If you want to know what he was locked up for, you have to go to the Department of Corrections website and search the inmates to find this:

PASCHAL, JAMES MITCHELL

GDC ID: 0000061692

YOB: 1957
RACE: WHITE
GENDER: MALE
HEIGHT: 6’00”
WEIGHT: 210
EYE COLOR: GREEN
HAIR COLOR: BROWN
INCARCERATION DETAILS

MAJOR OFFENSE: AGGRAV CHILD MOLESTATION
MOST RECENT INSTITUTION: WILCOX STATE PRISON
MAX POSSIBLE RELEASE DATE: 09/03/2019

ACTUAL RELEASE DATE: CURRENTLY SERVING
CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE

KNOWN ALIASES

A.K.A. PASCHAL,JAMES M
A.K.A. PASCHAL,JAMES MITCHELL
A.K.A. PASCHAL,JIM
A.K.A. PASCHALL,JAMES MITCHELL

STATE OF GEORGIA – CURRENT SENTENCES

CASE NO: 444809

OFFENSE: AGGRAV CHILD MOLESTATION
CONVICTION COUNTY: COLUMBIA COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/23/1991
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 444809

OFFENSE: CHILD MOLESTATION
CONVICTION COUNTY: COLUMBIA COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/23/1991
SENTENCE LENGTH: 5 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 444809

OFFENSE: AGGRAV CHILD MOLESTATION
CONVICTION COUNTY: COLUMBIA COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/23/1991
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

CASE NO: 444809

OFFENSE: AGGRAV CHILD MOLESTATION
CONVICTION COUNTY: COLUMBIA COUNTY
CRIME COMMIT DATE: 06/23/1991
SENTENCE LENGTH: 10 YEARS, 0 MONTHS, 0 DAYS

If this was reported in the Augusta Chronicle or the Columbia County News Sometimes, we can’t find it in the archives and we don’t remember reading about it. Is the inmate related to Barry Paschal?  

We understand James Paschal was prosecuted by Bobby Christine.  If you don’t know, Christine worked in the District Attorney’s office before he opened his practice and then appointed to a judgeship.  Good job Bobby.  Paschal was charged with 10 sexual counts and is serving time for 5 and we hope that he stays locked up far away from us until his maximum release date in 6 years.  We have written about what we think of Christine, but if there was anything good that the “news”paper could write about Christine it would be that he prosecuted a child molester and probably the most terrible in Columbia County history.

We think that Bobby Christine keeps quiet about prosecuting someone we think is a monster and for being quiet, Barry Paschal gives periodic praise and mentions Christine and tells readers what a great guy he is and we have given many examples of it.

Why was James Paschal kept out of the news?  He’s doing time for several counts of child molestation in Columbia County and we have given many many examples of what Barry Paschal writes about, so why not this?  Of those of us who write these articles, the newest one to the area arrived 22 years ago and none of us heard of James Paschal.  We thank a local businessman for sending this information to us and we wonder why Morris Communications kept what looks like a lid on reporting about this child molester. 

We laid out the facts and leave the rest to you.  The next time you see Barry Paschal and Bobby Christine, ask about James Paschal.  If you are Facebook or Twitter friends with them (none of us are), post the question on their homepage and see what kind of responses they give.

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  1. Barry and Jim are brothers … I knew the victim.

    Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2013, 12:47 am

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