Arrest made in Hart County Child Molestation Investigation

April 10, 2018

Hartwell, GA –  On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a reported child molestation. 

As a result of the investigation, Tommy Beeson, M.D., of Hartwell, has been charged with five counts of aggravated sexual battery, seven counts of child molestation, and two counts of sexual battery.  Beeson, age 71, surrendered to law enforcement in Flagstaff, Arizona without incident on Saturday, March 31, 2018.  Beeson is awaiting extradition.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hart County Sheriff’s Office at 706-376-3114 or the GBI office in Athens at 706-552-2309.


Mike Ayers – Special Agent in Charge | Athens | 706-552-2309