Georgia Criminal Defense Blog

Georgia Man Sentenced to 59 Years in Prison for Child Molestation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Cobb County, a local Georgia man has been convicted of molesting his girlfriend's minor daughter. He has been sentenced to 59 years in prison.

The District Attorney's Office revealed that the abuse had been going on for a while and that the young girl had even experienced an STD outbreak as a result of the neglect.

As a Georgia Sex Crimes Attorney, I will go into more detail about the law behind the criminal offense of child molestation in today's post.

Child Molestation in Georgia

Child molestation in Georgia is defined in OCGA § 16-6-4 as:

A person commits the offense of child molestation when such person:

(1) Does any immoral or indecent act to or in the presence of or with any child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person; or

(2) By means of an electronic device, transmits images of a person engaging in, inducing, or otherwise participating in any immoral or indecent act to a child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person.

A person convicted of a first offense of child molestation shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than five nor more than 20 years. 

Upon a defendant being incarcerated on a conviction for a first offense, the Department of Corrections shall provide counseling to such defendant. Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, upon a second or subsequent conviction of an offense of child molestation, the defendant shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than ten years nor more than 30 years or by imprisonment for life.

Practice Note

Although this is a post about a man being found guilty, convicted, and sentenced for a sex crime - the reality is that not everyone who is accused of committing a crime is guilty of committing that offense. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact our offices today. We can help you now.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Managing Partner at Lawson & Berry:


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Contact Us Today for Immediate Help

The time is now to start preparing your defense! Many times people lose the opportunity to put on their best defense because they wait. The importance of hiring a lawyer from the very beginning cannot be overstated! Waiting allows for witnesses to leave the area, evidence to be lost, and memories to fade. All of these have a direct effect on the successful on your case. The time to begin your case and start prepping your defense is now! Contact us today to put on your best Georgia criminal defense!

Atlanta Office
3455 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
678-866-2568 (fax)
Dunwoody Office
Two Ravinia, Suite 500
Dunwoody, GA 30346
678-866-2568 (fax)
7 more locations