An investigation into a child abuse allegation in Gordon County leads to the arrest of a woman on multiple charges

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2023–4:20 p.m.

-David Crowder, WRGA News-

Faith Charity Hackney

An investigation into a report of possible child abuse has resulted in the arrest of a Calhoun woman on multiple charges.

According to the Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston:

The investigation spanned a period of time from 2015 to the present in at least 3 different jurisdictions in Northwest Georgia. Detectives interviewed a score of witnesses and executed two search warrants–one at a physical address and the other for mobile electronic devices.

During the course of the investigation, three children, all under the age of 16, were removed from a home and taken into DFCS custody.

Earlier this week, 31-year-old Faith Charity Hackney (also known as Faith Wall) was arrested during a court proceeding, and violently resisted arrest before being subdued by deputies.

She is charged with child molestation, party to the crime of incest, cruelty to children, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, contributing to the deprivation of a minor, influencing a witness, and felony counts of obstructing law enforcement officers.

Evidence in the case uncovered by detectives suggests that criminal behavior had been ongoing for some time, and also that the defendant would move residences among different counties to evade DFCS and law enforcement attention. She appeared before a Magistrate Judge Wednesday and bond was denied.

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