A Hall County jury on Wednesday convicted a Flowery Branch man on charges related to the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl.
Korentheus Bailey, 32, was found guilty of aggravated sexual battery, attempted rape and six counts of child molestation.
District Attorney Lee Darragh said Bailey knew the girl. The abuse happened between October 2020 and February 2021. Darragh said evidence in the case included Bailey's DNA which was found on the child. The verdict came after a three-day trial, and about an hour and a half of deliberation by the jury.
Judge C. Andrew Fuller sentenced Bailey to life with thirty years in prison and the remaining time on probation.
Stan Lewis, director of community relations with the Hall County School District, told AccessWDUN in 2021 that Bailey was a former employee with the school district. Bailey left the district in May 2018. However, Lewis said in early 2021 that Bailey had recently assisted as a community coach with the schools.
“The molestation of young children is among the most pernicious and evil type of crime," Darragh said. "Hall County juries and the Superior Court judges have been particularly responsive in holding the perpetrators of these crimes accountable which is much appreciated by our office.”
Darragh said the District Attorney's office has always placed a priority on child sexual abuse crimes. The office recently formed a Special Victim's Unit headed by Chief Assistant District Attorney Kelley Robertson.