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Second arrest made in MARTA beating of trans women

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Gay East Point officer allegedly killed by ex-girlfriend

An East Point police officer killed by a gunshot to the head was allegedly killed by her former roommate, according to the police. Friends and family of the officer are saying the two women were girlfriends at one time.

Danielle Parker was arrested Tuesday in the killing of Cpl. Crystal Parker, a six-year veteran of the East Point Police Department who was named Officer of the Year in 2012.

No motive and no specifics about the relationship between the two women were given by police. Police did say the two women lived together at one time.

Charlotte Cagle of East Point, a straight ally who is a volunteer for the annual East Point Possums Show, said Tuesday night that Cpl. Parker was gay and she and Danielle were dating. She did not know Danielle, however, she said.

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Trans woman alleges abuse by Savannah police, jail officials

A transsexual woman arrested April 7 in Savannah, Ga., is claiming she was harassed by police officers after she was charged with indecent exposure.

A police report from the Savannah Police Department states Ashley Del Valle, who said she was visiting Savannah from New York, had her breasts exposed and nipples showing.

Savannah police and the Chatham County Sheriff's Department deny handling the case unprofessionally.

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Atlanta drag personality Pasha Nicole to make plea in sex trafficking case

Christopher Lynch, also known as Pasha Nicole, indicted on human trafficking charges

Atlanta drag personality Pasha Nicole, whose legal name is Christopher Lynch, will appear before a Douglas County Superior Court judge on Wednesday to face charges of human trafficking,

Lynch was arrested one year ago — March 4, 2011 — and charged with trafficking minors for sex.

Also arrested was gay bar BJ Roosters' former go-go dancer Stephen Lemery. Lemery remains in the Douglas County Sheriff's jail and his case is in a "holding pattern" right now, said assistant DA Rachel Ackley today. Lynch also remains in jail; both were denied bond.

Ackley said today she expects Lynch to plead guilty, but is still in negotiation to what exact charges.

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HIV-positive Augusta man charged with molesting teen boy

An HIV-positive Augusta assistant band director is behind bars for allegedly coercing a 15-year old in having sex with him.

Travis Omari McCauley, 32, was arrested Wednesday and faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child molestation and reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person.

According to the Augusta Chronicle, McCauley was a friend of the family of the 15-year old male. McCauley was also assistant band director of the Central Savannah River Area All-Star Band, which the teen was a member.

Police say that it was McCauley's relationship with the teen's family that brought the two together and not the relationship they had through the band.