Katie Gropper has accepted the position of Cherokee County Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney of the new Special Victims Unit. Chief Superior Court Judge Ellen McElyea swore in Gropper last month.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to serve the people of Cherokee County,” Gropper said. “As an experienced SVU prosecutor, I understand the unique challenges that these cases often present. I look forward to developing and leading a specialized team to better serve our victims and community, both inside and outside the courtroom.”

Gropper worked as a prosecutor for 11 years in the Brunswick Circuit and two years in Cobb County. Over that time, she has specialized in the prosecution of crimes against women, children, and other vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on sex offenses.

Gropper has been a frequent speaker at conferences of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia and trains others in the handling of SVU cases. She has served on the Child Abuse Protocol Committee, Child Fatality Review, and Human Trafficking Task Force.

Cherokee County District Attorney Shannon Wallace said she chose Gropper as Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney because of her experience with SVU and qualifications for building the new local unit.

“Katie Gropper is a skilled prosecutor, a dedicated and compassionate team player, and a respected professional in this area of prosecution,” Wallace said. “Cherokee County is fortunate to have Katie, and we are so pleased she has joined our team.”

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