Newton County man found guilty of rape, child molestation

The man was convicted of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and child molestation.

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The man was convicted of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and child molestation.

A Newton County man was found guilty Wednesday of several sex crimes, including raping and molesting a relative, authorities said.

Tavaris Curgil, 35, of Covington, was convicted of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes and child molestation, District Attorney Layla Zon said.

The assaults occurred on three occasions between April and May of 2017 when the child’s mother left her daughter in Curgil’s care, Zon said. He was 32 at the time of the abuse and she was 12.

The child disclosed the abuse to her mother in August 2017 and warrants were issued for Curgil’s arrest, prosecutors said. He was in Florida at the time, however, and wasn’t captured until May 2018

On October 23, 2019, a Newton County jury found Tavaris Curgil guilty of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child...

Posted by Newton County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

His sentencing hasn’t been scheduled, but Curgil faces two life sentences plus additional time, Zon said.

AJC.com has reached out to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office for his booking photo.

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