Man convicted of child molestation in just 17 minutes


CHATSWORTH, Georgia (WDEF) – A Murray County jury took just 17 minutes ton convict Thomas Rick Barker of child molestation.

They heard from ten witnesses, including three victims during the trial this week.

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Barker was only charged with molesting one of the victims while the others testified to show a pattern.

Barker has been in custody now for a year and a half and will remain behind bars until sentencing in August.

He faces up to 20 years in prison.