Sandy Springs Doctor Indicted on Child Molestation Charges

Separately, 40-year old Kelly Thrasher is charged in a Nov. 2012 incident where he is accused of sexually assaulting a 38-year-old woman at his residence in Sandy Springs.


From Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose

A Fulton County Grand Jury has indicted a Sandy Springs doctor on charges that he molested a juvenile female during a sleepover at his residence.

Doctor Kelly Thrasher was indicted Tuesday on Child Molestation. The Fulton County Grand Jury added the charges of Sexual Battery and Aggravated Sexual Battery to the indictment. Thrasher was arrested on Jan. 24 after his release from the Ridgeview Medical Center where he entered himself after detectives initiated a criminal investigation into the molestation complaint.

The 40-year old Thrasher is also charged in a Nov. 2012 incident where he is accused of sexually assaulting a 38-year-old woman at his residence in Sandy Springs. That case is set for Feb. 13, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Sandy Springs Municipal Court.

A court date on the indicted charges has not been set. Thrasher is currently free on $50,000 bond

your own luck February 14, 2013 at 02:59 PM
I was a patient of his partner, Kirk Paulk, in the same office. I also left because of a very rude staff, an uninformed medical assistant, and an overall feeling that they were downright snippy. Leaving never felt so good.
Truth Hurts February 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM
It happened. He's a pervert and I hope goes to prison and becomes the bitch of a huge inmate.
Truth Hurts February 15, 2013 at 12:32 PM
Lee Franks February 15, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Hoping someone can give an update regarding Dr. Thrasher's court date 2/13/2012. Many comments regarding he "appeared" to be a nice man.....definitely HUGE tragedy for all concerned.
S Campbell February 16, 2013 at 01:07 AM
I am also a former patient and wonder what the outcome of the court date 02/13/2013 turned out.
M February 17, 2013 at 06:57 PM
I am a family friend of The Thrashers and I do not believe ANY OF THIS could be true! Dr. Thraher is a wonderful Man and there is absolutely NO WAY he could have done ANYTHING to hurt ANYONE!!!
M February 17, 2013 at 06:59 PM
I completely agree with you! There is NO way in this world he could be capable of this!!!!
Mary Cornelli February 18, 2013 at 02:11 AM
I disagree. My friend was the other victim and also a longtime friend of Dr. Thrashers. He needs help.
Leigh February 18, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Mary- Do you know if he plead guilty or not-guilty on Feb 13? Will your friend's case against him go to trial?
Wanze Schmetterling February 18, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Gay or Straight a child molester is a separate entity no more prevalent in either sexual identification. Gay's are stereotyped as molesters much like black men as rapist. Dr. Thrasher has not had his day in court. Either way, guilty or not, many lives are going to be ruined. Dr. Thrasher if guilty will be punished we are assured of that. What is tragic is that his family and friends; those who loved him, will be punished as well.
Lee Franks February 21, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Picked up my records - VERY sad office - his cards are pulled from front desk area - only cards of PA stacked there - just someone @ front desk - everything else dark & eerily quiet....sad indeed for ALL concerned...
Lee Franks February 21, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Yes...he needs help. Why was he @ Ridgeview ?? Ridgeview is known as Drug Rehab primarily. What about his wife & daughters ?? Too many victims from all of this to even process in my mind. Again, more than sad - more like tragic for ALL concerned.
Truth Hurts February 21, 2013 at 09:30 PM
M. HE DID IT. HE IS A CHILD MOLESTER AND A PERVERT. I feel horrible for his wife and family, but he needs to go to prison and pay for what he's done. I'm sick of these people who think they are smarter than everyone else and that they can get away with their perversions because they "do good things." He is not a fine upstanding member of the community. He is sick and perverted. Do you think he would have stopped if he didn't get caught???? NO! This was only the beginning of his twisted ambitions. I agree that this is a horrific situation that affects many people - his wife, children, parents, friends, patients, partners, etc. But how about the victims? How do you suppose it affects them and their families (now and in the future)? And please stop calling him Dr. He is no longer worthy of that title or distinction. Even incarcerated hardcore felons have no respect for child molesters. And why isn't this news hitting the media yet outside of this little newspaper???
Lee Franks February 22, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Agree about lack of media coverage outside Sandy Springs
S Campbell February 22, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Lee, My records are still there. How do i go about getting them? I would love to know the outcome of the Feb 13 court appearance.
Lee Franks February 22, 2013 at 02:27 AM
Just call office & set up pick-up time with person who answers phone - they are YOUR records. So far no one has responded re Feb 13th.
S Campbell February 22, 2013 at 05:56 PM
Thank you Lee. I found the name of the reporter who wrote the article about Thrasher in the AJC. I sent an email last night asking why there had not been a follow up regarding the status on Thrasher's 02/13/13 court appearance. I'll let you know they they respond. I won't hold my breath!
Chikchix February 23, 2013 at 04:08 AM
i never had a problem with any of the staff at his office...in fact they were some of my favorite people. especially dr thrasher. never would have thought he was this kind of person. pray for his family and the victims.
Cynthia M March 03, 2013 at 01:30 AM
What about innocent until proven guilty? what if you are all wrong and he is innocent but someone smells money...? His wife is a lawyer and he is a doctor. Just say you were a parent and found out that there is a case against him for molesting a woman - and you aks your kid "did he touch you" - uh, what if she says YES because he wiped her bottom. I'm not saying that I have made up my mind but there are a whole lot of witch hunters and not many people considering that this may not have happened at all. Nevertheless, his PA is amazing and if this is in fact true, I hope nothing but healing for everyone involved. I'm not sad that I left a state of Christians like most of you on this board. Hateful bunch. I bet you love this - gives your little minds something to focus on then go to church on Sunday and pray for your sins of judging others. You don't know what happened. Hope this never happens to you.
Cynthia M March 03, 2013 at 01:32 AM
I find it difficult to believe, to be honest.
your neighbor March 05, 2013 at 07:07 PM
What a completely useless post, Cynthia. I know him personally. Have for 20 years. While I hope this is not true, I do not believe that anyone fabricated a story involving sexual molestation of their daughter, attempting to sue him. He has been indicted on both charges...which means there is evidence to have him arrested on both. And the post about Christians? Where does that even fit in to this story? Seems you are the one stereotyping...
Brandon March 06, 2013 at 04:47 AM
According to a fellow Sandy Springs physician, there is evidence of substance abuse - perhaps that could explain some of the "out of character" behavior that surprises so many people who have known him.
Truth Hurts March 12, 2013 at 12:42 AM
I completely agree with "your neighbor." Plus, how dare you cause everyone of being a hateful bunch. Nobody wants hits kind of stuff to be true, but you, Cynthia, appear to be in denial in this one. Playing the devils advocate, why don't you consider the victims and how this will potentially affect them for the rest of their lives? Whys would anyone fabricate such a story? @Brandon, substance abuse is a really lame excuse. There is absolutely not excuse for what he has "allegedly" done (that word chosen to appease those still in denial). IMHO, the substance abuse adds to the crime,; it is not an excuse for it.
Mary Beth Feldman March 13, 2013 at 04:30 PM
I am a long time patient of Dr. Thrasher's and have sadly watched his practice falling apart in the last couple of years..mostly with his rude and incompetent staff, especially upfront and on the phone...but didn't see this coming...to say this is the saddest thing imaginable for all concerned is an understatement. Would like also, to know outcome...but the tradegy and horrific consequences of this have already played out!,..I am still in a state of shock..but will be picking up my records, as I have been considering for sometime anyway...but definitely there is no practice left without Dr Thrasher...and now I know why they kept pushing someone else off on me...the incompetence there is rampant!!! My prayers go out to his family and the victims and their families...what a terrible waste of a fine man and Doctor....everyone who knows him is devastated by this dark side of his phyche...would have never thought this was the reason for the decline in his practice, and trusted my instincts, and did'nt sign up for his"VIP" practice....
Lisa March 16, 2013 at 02:41 AM
Not quite sure where you've gotten your info but you seemed disillusioned. I went there as did a friend and were asked to completely undress for a physical. There have been a few good nurses, so I pitty them but the PA is horrible and I've gotten misdiagnosed by her and the Dr., and the staff couldnot be more rude or immature. Someone looking for money can sue for malpractice as opposed to rape. That's a crime not a lawsuit!!!!
S Campbell March 16, 2013 at 03:14 AM
I agree with Mary Beth. What a waste of time,education, and money.
J. Watson May 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM
@"Truth Hurts" - You seem to have already had your own trial and conviction. Glad I don't know you. I say he is innocent until proven guilty. Let the justice system work.
J. Watson May 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Same here. No problems in 5 years. I am praying for them all.
Haynes Parker May 28, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Sad situation. I really liked Dr Thrasher as my doctor for several years. I will pray for him for sure! Haynes Parker
Linda Marrack July 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Dr. Thrasher has been my doctor since he took over Thorne Winter's practice about 8 years ago. I have received excellent care from Dr. Thrasher, particularly last November when I was diagnosed with pneumonia, a UTI, and a blood infection. He called me at 7:00 p.m. just two days after a visit to his office and blood tests, to let me know the results of the test and said he was phoning in an Rx to my pharmacy right then. He asked that I pick up the Rx immediately and take one capsule as soon as I got home. He gave me his personal phone number and asked that I call him back so he could discuss my issues with me. I could not have asked for better care and more professionalism. I am distressed to learn of his current situation. I pray that it is not true. I am praying for him and his family and all involved. Linda Marrack


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