David Anthony Carr
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Cobb man gets 40 years in prison for sexually abusing 2 girls

A Cobb County man was sentenced to 40 years in prison after he was convicted Thursday of sexually abusing two girls in his care.

The abuse by David Anthony Carr, 45, occurred from 2013 to 2015 at two residences in Powder Springs, Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds said in a news release. The girls were third- and sixth-graders when the abuse began.

The girls disclosed the abuse to an adult after they discovered Carr was victimizing them, and police were contacted, according to Reynolds.

Carr testified that the girls were making up the allegations because they were angry with him. But he couldn’t explain why other witnesses had any motive to lie about him. 

 “These young women showed tremendous courage to face this predator and tell the jury about their years of abuse,” Assistant District Attorney Drew Healy said. “Meanwhile, the defendant showed no remorse or accountability, prior to, during, or after trial.”

Carr was convicted of aggravated sexual battery, sexual battery, child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree, Reynolds said. He will be on probation for life after his prison term ends, and will be subject to sex-offender restrictions.

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