A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 220 years in prison for the rape and child molestation of a 3-year-old girl.
Johns Creek Police Detective B.K. Lyles led the initial investigation into the incidents, which occurred in July 2011.
Jason Jerome Hambrick was convicted in a jury trial that ended Friday, Feb. 8, according to Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. Hambrick was also charged with cruelty to children in the first degree in connection with his sex crimes against a 3-year-old child in his care.
According to the investigation, the defendant forced the child to engage in various sexual acts on repeated occasions causing physical scarring. Relatives of the victim discovered the molestation when they saw her making inappropriate sexual gestures. After questioning the child about her behavior, the relatives notified authorities and took the child to the hospital for an examination. A search warrant was issued for Hambrick’s home and DNA. He was arrested in August 2011.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford cited the defendant's failure to take responsibility for his action when he sentenced Hambrick to 220-years in prison –50 years on each of the sex related charges and 20 years on the cruelty charge – all to run consecutively.
Senior District Attorney Daysha Young assigned to the Crimes Against Women and Children Unit (CAWAC) prosecuted the case with assistance from Senior ADA Irina Khasin and DA Investigator Kenneth Rucker.