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Armed assailant who terrorized child is sent to prison

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December 16, 2019

Cobb District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes announces that a Locust Grove man has been sentenced to serve 10 years in custody for domestic violence.

Ali Ihsan, 42, was convicted of aggravated assault-family violence and child cruelty on Thursday after a two-day trial. On Feb. 27, 2019, Cobb Police were alerted to an incident that had occurred two days prior at an apartment on Panda Court in Austell after the adult victim sent a video of the attack to her employer. The investigation found that Mr. Ihsan had gone to the home of his estranged wife, brandished two handguns, and ordered the woman and her 11-year-old daughter around the apartment at gunpoint. Before leaving, Mr. Ihsan threw a surveillance camera into a fish tank.  

“The defendant’s conduct was violent and horrific. Thank you to our partners at the Cobb County Police Department for their work to get this dangerous domestic violence abuser off the streets,” said Senior ADA Jennifer Stevenson.

This morning, Cobb Superior Court Judge Stephen Schuster noted that the defendant “terrorized and tortured an 11-year-old” and sentenced Ihsan to a total of 20 years, with 10 years to serve in custody and the rest on probation.

Help is available for anyone suffering abuse in an intimate relationship. Locally, LiveSAFE Resources can help victims break free from domestic violence. Their 24-hour crisis line is 770-427-3390, and they are on the web at

The National Domestic Violence Hotline also provides resources to victims, regardless of location. The hotline number is 1-800-799-7233.

Press Contact Info

  Inv. Kim Isaza, PIO, 770-528-3073 or [email protected]