Douglasville Man Sentenced 60 Years for Child Molestation

A 47-year-old man who molested a female child for the majority of her life received a 60-year sentence Monday.

A 47-year-old man who molested a female child for the majority of her life received a 60-year sentence Monday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade in a press release.

Arthur Gerald Crosby of Douglasville will serve the first 25 years of his sentence in prison after entering a guilty plea to three counts of Child Molestation. Crosby will serve the remainder of his 35-year term on probation. Chief Superior Court Judge Robert J. James’ ruling also requires Crosby to have no contact with the victim or her family, register as a sex offender and be banned from Douglas County.

According to the victim, Crosby began the sexual abuse when she was six-years-old. That abuse gradually progressed over the next decade. By the time she reached age 13, the victim was often molested two-three times a week. Assistant District Attorney Tom Kegley told the court that Crosby’s molestation of the victim came to an end last December when his history of sexual abuse was revealed through an investigation.

The investigation included phone calls and text messages between the defendant and the victim, which were set-up through the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. One of the most revealing messages was when the victim said, “Promise me, you aren’t going to touch me anymore sexually.” The defendant responded by saying, “If you want me to baby, I promise.” The defendant also responded to another message by saying, “I give you my word, I won’t touch you anymore.”

Gman September 29, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Sick ass hole new he was crazy.
judy jenkins September 29, 2012 at 04:21 AM
Why did they prosecute this man and let Chris Jenkins go free he confessed .It's been ten years aha and still no trial.I've been told you can buy douglasville off
Tico Tico September 30, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Where is he going if he's banned from Douglasville? To Fulton County? We have thousands of those here and we don't need anymore! Child molesters should be given either life or the death penalty because they effectually destroy a human when they molest the little ones. In fact they negatively affect more than a single life because most times the abused child never function as a 'normal' person for the rest of his/her life and worse, may also abuse other children. Child molesters should not exist!!!!
SouthernKudzu October 05, 2012 at 11:14 AM
First off, circumcision should mandatory for anyone who commits a serious sexual offense such as rape or child molestation. That will at least take the wind out of their sails for any thoughts of committing the same crime in the future. Then they should have to serve whatever sentence is placed on them by the judge for the offense at hand. But personally a POS such has then dog, should simply be put down as any rapid dog would be.


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