Timothy Sprenger
Photo: Paulding County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Paulding County Sheriff's Office

Police say child molestations were detailed in diary and Georgia man confessed

A diary detailing several years of alleged child molestation led authorities to a Paulding County man, who police said confessed to committing the crimes. 

Timothy Sprenger, 31, was living in North Dakota at the time of the accusations, Paulding County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ashley Henson said in a release. 

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Officials found the diary — which had been torn into pieces and taped back together — in June and investigated the documented claims of child molestation involving two children. They were between 6 months and 2-year-old at the time of the alleged sexual assaults. 

Authorities did not specify when the crimes were committed, but they were able to find the two victims, now 12 and still living in North Dakota, and verify the timeline of events, Henson said. 

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Sprenger later admitted to the crimes in a police interview, officials said. 

Warrants were taken out for Sprenger in North Dakota on gross sexual imposition and continuous sexual abuse charges on September 22 and was arrested by Paulding County officials that day. 

He waived extradition proceedings and was sent to North Dakota on Oct. 5. He remains in the state’s Ward County jail on a $1,000,000 bond. 

Paulding County authorities found no information of possible molestation by Sprenger in Georgia. 

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