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UPDATE: Murray County man confesses to child molestation in 911 call

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MURRAY COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

UPDATE: A Murray County man called 911 and confessed to molesting a child.

Despite his shocking admission, the 49-year-old is not being held behind bars.

It's the first time detective Brett Morrison has experienced a case like this one since he first joined the force 25 years ago.

"It was kind of shocking," Morrison said. "I have never had a child molestation case where the offender initiated the investigation by self reporting."

Right now David Morrison is on house arrest. Authorities said they could not take proper care of him in the jail because of his health issues.

"The jail staff was faced with some major challenges on how to provide care for him because he is in need of constant care," Morrison said.

A sign posted on the front door of Morrison's home reads "No one under 18 is allowed" on the property.

It's where investigators said the 49-year-old molested a teen over the course of two years.

Last week, Morrison called 911 and told dispatchers he needed to make a confession. He admitted to engaging in sex acts with a 16-year-old since the teen was 14.

Morrison said it started two years ago, in his home on Oak Hills Street in Chatsworth.

"I'm turning myself in on a gruesome child molestation charge. I'm tired of living with this on my back," David Morrison said via 911 call. "I told the family about it earlier and he told someone else that way he can get some help and I can get this behind me."

On Wednesday, Morrison was still at home, and wearing an ankle monitor, nearly a week-and-a-half after admitting to the crime. He did not want to make a comment.

Because he weighs more than 500 pounds and is wheelchair-bound, he could not go to the Murray County Sheriff's Office on his own.

A Murray transit bus was dispatched to take him to jail. Prior to his arrival, an ambulance took him to Murray Medical and Gordon County Hospital because of threats to cause bodily harm to himself.

 Morrison  posted a $5,000 bond two days later. The bond agreement included Morrison be monitored at home due to his serious health issues. It also allows authorities to track his location through a GPS device, and enter his home whenever they see fit.

Morrison is charged with aggravated child molestation. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.


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Murray County officials tell Channel 3, 49-year-old David Morrison called a 911 dispatcher and confessed to the crime.

The arrest report, filed on September 15th, says it began two years ago at his home on Oak Hill Street.

Morrison was arrested on charges of aggravated child molestation.

He posted a $5,000 bond on September 21.

The report says Morrison is wearing an ankle monitor.

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