Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced that an East Cobb man has pled guilty to dozens of charges related to sexual abuse of a little girl.

Timothy Joey Carroll, 59, pled guilty Tuesday morning to 58 counts, including statutory rape, enticing a child for indecent purposes, and child molestation. Carroll admitted to repeatedly taking the child to a Smyrna motel for sex between 2012 and 2014, as well as to the commission of sexual acts with the girl at his residence in Marietta, all beginning in 2009 when she was just eight years old.

The victim’s parents were present for the plea hearing, with the girl’s mother giving a tearful statement to the Court about the devastation the defendant’s actions have left in his wake.

“The defendant used the victim as his own personal sex object for a period spanning many years,” said Assistant District Attorney Susan Treadaway, who prosecuted the case. “He showed her pornography, had her dress in lingerie, and used sex toys on her to effectuate his perverse fantasies. It was clear from his demeanor in court on Tuesday that this is an individual who has no remorse for his abuse of this little girl. It brings great satisfaction to the victim’s family and to the State that this resolution precludes the child from taking the witness stand to relive these horrible memories, and also prevents the defendant from seeing his victim again.”

Superior Court Judge C. LaTain Kell sentenced Carroll to 50 years, with 30 years to serve in prison and the rest on probation. Once released, he will be subject to sex offender monitoring for life.

“After all of the cases I’ve heard over the years, it still amazes me to see how the conduct of one person can affect so many lives,” Judge Kell said.

Marietta attorneys Jimmy Berry and Reid Thompson represented the defendant, who has been jailed without bond since Dec. 22, 2014. He is also wanted in Henry and Clayton counties for similar charges related to the same victim.

Det. Amy Worthington led the investigation for Cobb Police, and also coordinated efforts with other law enforcement agencies to make the arrest.


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