Three men charged with multiple counts of child molestation have been sentenced to prison.
Edward Reshawn Jenkins, 24, 494 Neil St., Boston, entered a guilty plea to four counts of child molestation and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by 11 years on probation.
The original complaint about Jenkins came from a local school system.
“It came through the county school system. There were allegations he was touching a child inappropriately,” said Lt. Tim Watkins, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office chief investigator.
Watkins said Jenkins admitted to inappropriately touching a middle school-age girl.
Jenkins was charged with four counts of child molestation and probation violation in incidents that occurred in late 2010 and were reported in January 2011.
In Thomas County Superior Court, Judge Frank Horkan sentenced Dennis Jermain Brown to 40 years in prison, serve 17, and the remainder on probation.
Brown, 34, 231 Rustic Road, Stockbridge, was charged with 10 counts of child molestation and two counts of aggravated child molestation. He entered a guilty plea to two counts of child molestation.
The offenses took place July through October 2009.
“He had four victims ages from 10 to 12, one male and three females,” said Bob Brettel, sheriff’s office investigator.
A four-year-old girl was the victim in a child molestation case involving Cory Brandon Powell, 22, 682 Fredonia Road.
Powell, who was charged with child molestation and probation violation, entered a guilty plea to child molestation.
In September 2010, the victim’s mother took the child to Archbold Memorial Hospital after the girl said Powell touched her genitals.
Horkan sentenced Powell to 20 years in prison, serve seven and the remainder on probation.
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