You need to hire a good criminal defense attorney immediately.
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Yes. You can get convicted if never investigated by DFCS or questioned by police. He needs to hire the best lawyer he can afford. Quickly.
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Even if the police had tried to talk to him, he shouldn't have said anything. The less investigation, the better. He needs a lawyer ASAP.
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You should not confuse DFACS investigation with the law a enforcement investigation. There are a lot of different people investigating child molestation cases. The police did an investigation. The child was probably interviewed on video at the Georgia Center for Children (the so called forensic interview), the D.A.'s office probably interviewed the child and obtained medical records, if any, and more. No prosecutor is going to bring a child molestation case without having some sort of investigation. DFACS investigations are generally about custody and may help in the prosecution, but are not part of the prosecutor's investigation.
Having worked as a sex crimes prosecutor and defended sex crimes cases, I can assure you, there was an investigation. Now the question is, "How thorough was the investigation"? That is the issue for a skilled defense lawyer. Your friend is going to need one.
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