Houston County Man Gets 25 Years for Child Molestation

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Updated: Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:04:16 EST

Tevin Terome Carroll was sentenced this morning in Superior Court of Houston County to 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole, followed by LIFE on probation, on three counts of aggravated child molestation.

Carroll will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and a special condition of his probation will be that he may have no contact with the victims.

He will also be required to compensate them for expenses of counseling necessary as a result of these offenses, up to $5,000.

Carroll was convicted by a Houston County jury on April 11, after a three-day trial. The jury deliberated for two-and-a-half hours before returning a guilty verdict on all three counts of the indictment.

"The graphic nature of the abuse and the fact that it had been occurring over a long period of time, coupled with the young age of the children, made this case especially heart wrenching," said Mark W. Anthony, assistant district attorney. "I am grateful that the jury was able to determine what had been taking place, and that these children are finally safe from this predator."

"The Houston District Attorney's office places the highest priority on protecting the children in our community," said District Attorney George Hartwig. "We will aggressively prosecute cases where the evidence points to sexual abuse of minors, and offenders need to be on notice that the consequences to  convictions of this type will be severe.

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