Accused Child Molester Found Guilty on Two Counts

by Wes Mayer wesley@newnan.com

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.



More Local

Century-old cemetery discovered

The 100-year-old cemetery discovered by crews clearing land for the Newnan Bypass extension was known to exist in the area, and an archeolog ... Read More


One Roof thrit store reopen Jan. 5 in new location

Friday was One Roof’s last day at its former location in the old Playtex plant on Temple Avenue. The organization's thrift store will ... Read More


Ferst Foundation holds annual CCSS coin drive

In its eighth year of holding a coin drive to benefit the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, the Coweta County School System raised mo ... Read More


Senoia Redneck Gourmet to close

After six successful years, Casey Smith has decided to close the doors of the Redneck Gourmet in Senoia. As the owner of both the Newnan and ... Read More


Boys & Girls Club

NHS student one of top youths of year

After months of preparation, a Newnan High School student was honored as one of the top youths of the year by the Boys and Girls Club of Met ... Read More

Thousands of lights on display on Hannah Road

It’s hard to miss the Bentons’ Christmas decorations as you’re driving down Hannah Road south of Newnan. The Bentons, who ... Read More