Mom temporarily gets kids in Doug Nelson-involved custody case

EVANS, GA (WFXG) - An update now to a story we've been following for months: child custody cases involving former magistrate judge Doug Nelson.

Nelson resigned after a WFXG investigation featured multiple parents accusing him of inappropriate behavior during their custody cases.

This week, one of those cases was back before a Columbia County judge.

Judge Wade Padgett has issued a temporary order giving the children temporarily back to their mother, Tina Wright.

She is one of several mothers we spoke with earlier this year who said Doug Nelson was inappropriate with them and mishandled his role in their custody cases. But now, she said she's hoping things are back on the right track.

"I'm going to let the kids primarily reside with you during school, Tuesday nights with him, you keep the weekend rotation as it is," Judge Padgett said to Wright during the hearing.

We did try to reach out to Doug Nelson for comment on this update to Wright's case, but his listed phone number with magistrate court has been disconnected. He previously denied all allegations of wrongdoing against him.

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