Convicted child molester sentenced to 5 life terms

David Anthony Jackson, 49, will serve five life sentences after a Henry County grand jury found him guilty on two counts of rape, three counts of aggravated child molestation, three counts of child molestation and one count of incest. The testimony of three of the children he molested was instrumental in Jackson’s conviction, said District Attorney Darius Pattillo.

MCDONOUGH – The testimony of three children who District Attorney Darius Pattillo likened to “superheroes” helped put away a Stockbridge man for five consecutive life terms Friday.

Superior Court Judge John A. “Trea” Pipkin handed down the sentence after a Henry County jury found David Anthony Jackson, 49, guilty on two counts of rape, three counts of aggravated child molestation, three counts of child molestation and one count of incest.

From 2007 to 2016, Jackson raped, molested and sodomized the children, ages 4 through 9 at the time, in Locust Grove and Stockbridge.

“This man preyed upon three children, sexually abusing them and threatening them not to tell,” said Pattillo. “All three children bravely reported the abuse and testified this week, telling jurors they wanted to be superheroes and protect other children from getting hurt. The children and their families are grateful to have justice.”

This case was prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Crimes Against Children/Domestic Violence Unit.

Jackson was still in custody at the Henry County Jail on Monday morning, pending transport to an undisclosed prison where he will serve his sentence.

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