Thomas Anthony Sky
Photo: Newton County District Attorney's Office
Photo: Newton County District Attorney's Office

Felon gets life sentence for molesting child for years in Newton County

A Covington man convicted of child molestation and statutory rape was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday, authorities said.

Thomas Anthony Sky, 43, was found guilty of molesting a child for years until the abuse was reported when the victim was 12 years old, the Newton County District Attorney’s Office said in a Facebook post.

He was convicted of aggravated child molestation, statutory rape and three counts of child molestation, the post said. He was previously convicted of several felonies, including aggravated stalking, home invasion, assault with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, and escape.

Because of his criminal history and the nature of the molestation charges, he was sentenced to life in prison as a recidivist, which is the equivalent to being sentenced to life without parole, the post said.

Sky’s arrest and investigation was handled by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

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