Judge Says Dam Area Has Become "One Big Sex Party"

Tuesday, December 9, 2003

General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon said the recreational area at Chickamauga Dam has become "one big sex party."

He said there have been numerous court cases involving males soliciting other males for sex at the Hixson location.

Judge Moon on Tuesday morning sentenced Charles Dewayne Hughes of 305 Lakeview Drive, Dalton, Ga., to 30 days in jail and required him to pay a $25 fine and cost for indecent

According to an affidavit filed by TVA officer Greg Eaves, the defendant was "observed parked at Taylor Boat Ramp around 5:00 a.m. sitting in the truck without his pants on. He was nude from the waist down except for his socks."

Judge Moon said, "The offense of indecent exposure is an enhancing
offense. A first offense carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail
unless the defendant is eighteen years or older and the victim is under the age of 13. In that event the offense is a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of 11 months and 29 days."

Officer Eaves testified that the Chickamauga Dam area is "rampant with males soliciting males for sex."

He said, "Citizens frequently complain about being approached."

Judge Moon said, "What was originally established as a family-oriented facility has apparently been turned into one big sex party. It is
time for the court to assist the officers and to protect the general public in cleaning it up and returning the facility for the recreational purposes it was intended."

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