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Smyrna man receives 30 years for child molestation

(Sentence Alert) (Cobb County District Attorney's Office Flynn D. Broady, Jr.)
November 21, 2023

(Marietta, GA - Nov. 17, 2023) Cobb County District Attorney Flynn D. Broady, Jr. announces that Carlos Eduardo Diaz, 38, pled guilty to child molestation and aggravated molestation. Cobb Superior Court Judge Angela Z. Brown sentenced him to 30 years, 15 years in prison, followed by 15 years on probation.

Carlos Eduardo Diaz molested his underaged family member while her mother was away from the home. The victim disclosed the abuse years later during a family therapy session. During the investigation by Marietta Police Detectives, Diaz admitted to molesting the underaged child between May 1, 2017, and Sept. 1, 2023.

“Guarding our children is a shared duty. Their innocence holds our future, and it's our responsibility to protect and nurture that future. In the pursuit of justice, our office will continue to advocate for those who cannot defend themselves, to ensure that the perpetrators of crimes against our children face the full force of the law,” said District Attorney Flynn D. Broady Jr.

Assistant District Attorney Laura Trejo prosecuted the case on behalf of the state. The defendant was represented by James Waring Gilbert.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911. If you or someone you know has been a victim of child sexual assault, please contact your local police department to file a report. For additional resources, please contact SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center at 770-801-3465.


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