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Villa Rica Couple Sentenced in Child Abuse Case
Villa Rica Couple Sentenced in Child Abuse Case

VILLA RICA, GA -- Two Villa Rica residents have been sentenced for the 2008 beatings of a then-15-year-old girl.

June Arlene Jarrett, 47, was convicted on Nov. 12 of last year for 14 counts of Aggravated Battery, two counts of Aggravated Assault and nine counts of first-degree Cruelty to Children. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, she was sentenced to 30 years -- 12 in prison, eight of house arrest and the remainder on probation.

Cory Deal Hill, 48, was convicted of second-degree Cruelty to Children and sentenced to three years in prison and seven of probation. Hill is the victim's biological father.

"The Paulding County District Attorney's office takes very seriously all crimes against children and will continue to work with our local law enforcement agencies to prosecute all such offenders," said Paulding County District Attorney Dick Donovan.

The teenage victim in this case sustained two black eyes, five fractured fingers, and multiple bruises, abrasions and cigarette burns all over her face and body.

"The investigation led detectives to believe that these injuries had been caused by Jarrett," said Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge.

Detectives also discovered that Jarrett would not allow the child to bathe or eat for several days in a row, and forced the victim to clean bathroom fixtures with her mouth.

"We are very pleased with the outcome of this difficult case, which was the result primarily of the hard work by the detectives in the Paulding Sheriff's office, whose good work in these cases is essential and much appreciated by the Paulding District Attorney's office," said Donovan.