Monday, February 16, 2009

Sex offender charged with beating 2-year-old to death

A Cumming man who was a convicted sex offender has been charged in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son, police said Saturday night.

Christopher Brian Gilreath, 39, was charged with felony murder, aggravated battery and cruelty to children in connection with the death of Joshua Pinckney, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department.

Gilreath also is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and failure to register as a sex offender in Georgia. He is a registered sex offender in Pennsylvania, authorities said.

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