Bulloch Crime & Safety

Portal Man Charged For Series of Crimes Against children

The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man connected to a number of sex crimes and crimes against children.

The Sheriff’s office said Monday that 35-year-old Lamonte Santel Youmans was arrested following a weeks-long investigation. According to his booking photo, he was arrested on April 16, 2021.

The Portal man is now facing charges of Aggravated Child Molestation, Incest, Rape, Sexual Battery Against Child Under 16 years of age, Enticing a child for Indecent Purposes, Statutory Rape and Cruelty to Children, 1st Degree.

The Sheriff’s Office said Investigator Pre Cone led the investigation and conduced a number of interviews with victims and witnesses. Along with the forensic evidence gathered from examinations, the interviews resulted in enough information to file criminal charges against Youmans.

The investigation into this case is on going and therefore any further details of the case will not be disclosed at this time. Due to the sensitive nature of the case and the victims
being juveniles, identities will not be released.

The office said the case investigation is “fluid” with further interviews and the collection of other evidence continuing. Youmans is being held at the Bulloch
County Sheriff’s Office with NO bond, pending further court proceedings.

Should anyone have knowledge or information about this case, please contact Investigator Pre Cone at (912) 764-1703.

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