Advocacy group calls for re-opening of custody cases - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Advocacy group calls for re-opening of custody cases

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

An Atlanta-based advocacy group is calling for the re-opening of custody cases former magistrate judge Doug Nelson worked on as a guardian ad litem.

Nelson is at the center of a WFXG investigation in which several women accused Nelson of sexually harassing them while working on their custody cases.

Nelson resigned his post as magistrate judge less than 24 hours after our initial report aired.

"Knowing what we know now about this particular guardian ad litem, every single report needs to be brought to the attention of law enforcement, the state bar, the judicial qualifications commission, and our legislators," said Deb Beacham, Executive Director of My Advocate Center.

Court officials said, generally speaking, litigants can file an extraordinary motion for new trial when new evidence arises.

Nelson has previously denied all accusations. He could not be reached for new comment in regards to this story.

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