Mom pleads guilty to molestation of her child
DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – The trial of a northwest Georgia mother ended before a verdict was reached this week.
Instead, 48 year old Sally Ann Garcia pleaded guilty to the charges.
She was accused of child molestation and incest for abusing her own child.
Judge Jim Wilbanks concluded “horrific does not even begin to describe” the crimes committed against the child.
He sentenced her to the maximum penalty of 49 years in prison.
Sally Garcia is the third person to plead guilty to molesting the victim.
Her husband, James Steven Garcia, got 20 years and Faye Michelle Smith got seven years in her deal that included testimony against James.
Prosecutors say that all three of them knew about and actively participated in sexual abusing the child.
During Sally Garcia’s trial, one of the jurors had to be excused after becoming ill after hearing testimony on the type of abuse.