Marietta man given two life sentences for molesting girls, 6 and 8


Marietta man given two life sentences for molesting girls, 6 and 8

A Marietta man was sentenced Wednesday to two life sentences plus 10 years for sexually assaulting two pre-teen girls.

After a four-day trial, a jury convicted Marco Tormorris Thompson, 39, last Friday of three counts of aggravated child molestation, two counts of aggravated sodomy and one count each of child molestation and aggravated sexual battery, according to the Cobb County district attorney's office.

"This defendant preyed on these innocent girls and took advantage when he was alone with them. He stole their childhoods and forever altered their lives," said prosecutor Lindsay Gardner. "He simply does not deserve to be a free man ever again."

He began sexually assaulting both girls between 2009 and 2010 when they were six years old, but continued assaulting one of the girls until she was eight. Many of the assaults happened at a home on Jamestowne Drive in Powder Springs.

Cobb police found out about the molestations when one of the girls wrote a note about the assaults and gave it to an adult.

Thompson initially declined to address the court at his sentencing hearing Wednesday. "But he then argued with Cobb Superior Court Judge Ann Harris before she imposed sentence, and insisted that he did not assault the children," according to a news release by the district attorney's office.

Thompson has been at the Cobb County Jail without bond since November 2014.

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