A Cobb County businessman was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for molesting two young girls he was related to, court officials said.
Andrew Wing, 60, is the president of Kennesaw-based Ezekiel Aeronautics. A jury on Friday found him guilty of molesting the girls, who were 8 and 10 at the time the abuse was discovered, Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds’ office said in a statement.
The girls were interviewed and confirmed that Wing had touched and rubbed their genitals, Reynolds’ office said. The statement did not say how Wing was related to the girls.
“This trial demonstrated the ugly truth about sexual abuse: Most often children are abused by someone they love who exploits their position of trust in a child’s life,” Assistant District Attorney Katie Gropper, of the special victims unit, said in the statement. “This verdict demonstrates that we no longer live in a society where children who are abused by family members have to suffer in the darkness of silence.”
Wing’s sentence also includes 20 years of probation following his time in prison.
Wing had been out on bond but was taken into custody Friday.
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