BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Burke County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday, Aug. 9 that former Burke County Magistrate Court Judge Carl Hrabovsky was arrested.
The sheriff’s office says that the investigation involves the GBI and Burke County Deputies.
GBI was requested in February 2019 by Chief Magistrate Judge Wimberly from Burke County after allegations about Hrabovsky having inappropriate contact with two male juveniles in the county. This inappropriate contact includes messaging in person and via cell phone with the juveniles between December 2018 and January 2019.
After initial contact by BCSO Deputies and the GBI regarding the investigation, Judge Hrabovsky resigned on July 12, 2019.
As a result of the GBI’s investigation they decided to turn the case files over to the DA. The case was presented to a Burke County Grand Jury and Hrabovsky was indicted and he was charged with sexual exploitation of children; reporting violation; forfeiture, criminal solicitation, and furnishing tobacco products to minors.