Former Commissioner pleads guilty to child molestation - CBS46 News

Former Commissioner pleads guilty to child molestation

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HENRY COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A former Henry County Commissioner entered a guilty plea to charges of child molestation Wednesday.

Gary Freedman, 73, was sentenced by a judge to 40 years with eight years to serve in the state prison system.

"All of the victims are pleased that the defendant is accepting responsibility for his actions," Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo said. "We discussed the case thoroughly with all of the victims prior to the plea and they are in agreement with the terms of the plea. This brings closure to these families and allows them to continue to heal."

Freedman was arrested in 2015 after police in Indiana informed the Georgia Bureau of Investigation of an outcry of abuse by Freedman's victims. He was charged with offenses of child molestation in Henry County between 2006 and 2014.

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