Robert Scott Brehm
Photo: Conasauga Judicial Circuit
Photo: Conasauga Judicial Circuit

Georgia man gets decade in prison for sexually abusing minor for over a year

A North Georgia man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and another decade on probation for sexually abusing a minor for more than a year, prosecutors said.

Robert Scott Brehm, 30, of Chatsworth, was sentenced Wednesday in a Dalton courthouse, said Bert Poston, district attorney for the Conasauga Judicial Circuit. 

Brehm was convicted by a Murray County jury in March. It’s unclear how he knew the child. 

During his trial, police testified that Brehm agreed to take a polygraph test and admitted to some of the abuse before he was asked his first question. 

Despite the reported admission, Brehm maintained his innocence throughout his trial, telling the court he plans to appeal his conviction, prosecutors said.

In addition to his sentence, Brehm will not be allowed to have contact with minors or live in a home where children reside.

He has 30 days to file a motion for a new trial or a notice of appeal.

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