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Man pleads guilty to Aggravated Sodomy, sentenced to Life in prison

Sentence alert: Cobb County District Attorney Flynn D. Broady
November 13, 2023

Marietta, GA - Oct. 27, 2023 – Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady announces that Anthony David Johnson, 20, pled guilty to three counts of aggravated sodomy. Superior Court Judge Julie Jacobs sentenced him to Life, with 25 years to serve in prison.

On July 23, 2022, Cobb County Police responded to a 911 call from a McDonalds parking lot at on Cobb Parkway. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the mother of the 15-year-old victim who stated that her daughter had been raped by a man who lived in her neighborhood. An investigation ensued and was handled by Cobb County’s Special Victim’s Unit.
The 15-year-old female victim was taken for a forensic interview and disclosed that the defendant Anthony Johnson lived in her neighborhood. Earlier she was walking through her neighborhood when the defendant called out to her. She went over to his residence and went inside. At some point when she tried to leave, he grabbed her by the throat, threw her on the bed, and sexually assaulted her. The victim told police that she thought that if she gave him what he wanted then maybe he would let her leave. The victim had injuries consistent with sexual assault and Johnson’s DNA was present. Johnson was arrested and indicted on three counts of aggravated sodomy.

Assistant District Attorney Lindsey McClure-So prosecuted the case. The defendant was represented by Sandy Rice.

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