Ringgold man found guilty on sexual charges

A Ringgold man has been convicted on multiple sexual criminal charges.

79-year-old Thurman Coleman was found guilty yesterday on charges of Aggravated Sexual Battery, Aggravated Child Molestation, Child Molestation and Incest.

Authorities say Coleman engaged in a pattern of molesting young members of his family for more than 10 years.

Following a three-day trial, the jury took just one hour to find Coleman guilty on the charges.

Coleman is scheduled to be sentenced on October 26th.

Authorities say he could face at least 25 years in prison.

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