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Lawsuit against former Forsyth County Sheriff's Office spokesman dismissed
Frank Huggins
Frank Huggins - photo by File photo

A lawsuit filed against former Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Frank Huggins alleging violations to bodily privacy has been dismissed, according to documents filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

In September, Huggins, 74, of Cumming, was accused of violating a 16-year-old victim’s right to bodily privacy 48 times by “repeatedly touching her legs, arms, neck and shoulders” while serving as her driving instructor while employed by Lanier Technical College, in civil complaint.

Brief court documents filed in the case state that as of Jan. 4, 2019, the suit was dismissed without prejudice by the plaintiff, the mother of the minor.

As of press time, no representative for either party could be reached for comment on the dismissal. 

Previously, Huggins was arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 4, 2016, and was charged with one felony count of sexual assault and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery. He is currently awaiting trial in the Forsyth County Superior Court for charges of sexual assault.

After Huggins’ indictment in February 2017, his attorney Rafe Banks III told Forsyth County News that nothing “improper occurred.”

Huggins’ criminal case in Forsyth County will be presided over by Superior Court Chief Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Sandra Partridge.