Accused Child Molester Found Guilty on Two Counts

by Wes Mayer

Terry Lee Sherman, the 18-year-old man accused of kidnapping and holding a 10-year-old girl against her will and then molesting and attempting to rape her, was found guilty on two counts Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday morning, Coweta County Assistant District Attorney Kevin McMurry who prosecuted the case and Public Defender Charles H. Cauble who defended Sherman gave their closing arguments, and the jury went into deliberation around 11:30 a.m.

After lunch and deliberating for around three hours Wednesday, the jury found Sherman guilty of child molestation and criminal attempt to commit rape, and they found him not guilty of kidnapping or false imprisonment. After hearing the verdict, Superior Court Judge Emory Palmer sentenced Sherman to 20 years, with 15 to serve in prison.

For more on the details of the trial, look in Thursday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.

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