Marietta man found guilty of raping 6-year-old girl

2022-05-14 08:38:21 By : Mr. Limon Fan

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

A Marietta man was found guilty this week of raping a 6-year-old girl, according to the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office.

Jamal Adams, 27, was convicted on all counts, including rape and two counts of aggravated child molestation Monday, according to court records. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 19, district attorney spokesperson Latonia Hines confirmed.

The abuse by Adams came to light in 2020 after the child was taken to a Cobb hospital by her mother and grandmother, prosecutors said. In an arrest warrant, the victim told police she did not “want to tell on” Adams about the abuse at his home, the Marietta Daily Journal reported.

He was arrested in November 2021 and will remain in the Cobb County jail until his sentencing.

The DA’s office confirmed that Adams was also arrested in 2018 and charged with simple battery and third-degree cruelty to children in an unrelated case.

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