Georgia coroner charged with sexual battery

On Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Early County Coroner Todd Hunter, age 51, of Blakely, was arrested for Felony Violation of Oath of Office and Misdemeanor Sexual Battery.

Hunter was transported to the Early County Jail where he was subsequently released on bond.   

On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the Early County Sheriff’s Office asked the GBI to investigate allegations that Hunter sexually assaulted one person at his home. Based on information obtained during the investigation, investigators believe there are other victims.   

You can submit anonymous tips can by calling 1-800-597-TIPS(8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.  Anyone with information can also contact the Early County Sheriff’s Office at 229-723-3577 or the GBI’s Regional Investigative Office in Sylvester at 229-777-2080.  

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Reminder: Crime stories contain only charges and information from police reports. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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