TEVIN CARROLL CONVICTED OF 3 COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED CHILD MOLESTATION
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 3 counts of Aggravated Child Molestation. He 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 $5,000.00
Carroll was convicted by a Houston County jury last Friday (April 11, 2014) after a 3 day trial. The jury deliberated for 2½ hours before returning a guilty verdict on all three counts of the indictment.
COMMENTS FROM ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY MARK W. ANTHONY: 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. 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.
COMMENTS FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY GEORGE HARTWIG: The Houston District Attorney's office places the highest priority on protecting the children in our community. 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.
Assistant District Attorney Mark W. Anthony served as lead prosecutor on behalf of the State. Mr. King was represented by Nick White, Public Defender. Questions about the case may be referred to Mr. Anthony at (478) 218-4810.