Shiver sentenced for sexually abusing his young sister

LAFAYETTE, Georgia (WDEF) – John Anthony Shiver has been sentenced to life in prison for the rape of his sister.

The 25 year old will be eligible for parole after serving 25 years.

He was convicted of Rape and Child Molestation in December.

The family moved to northwest Georgia from South Florida in 2013.

Prosecutors say that’s when Shiver began molesting his six year old sister.

They say the abuse continued for five years, until they moved to the Rossville area.

But it was only after he moved to the state of Washington that she revealed the abuse to their parents.

During the trial, a roommate of Shiver’s testified about overhearing him talking about how to groom young children and how he looked up information about grooming techniques online.

The witness also described how Shiver bragged about having control over a young girl.

 

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