Lithia Springs man gets life in prison for molesting girl
Cobb District Attorney Flynn Broady Jr. announced that a Lithia Springs man was sentenced to life in prison for molesting a girl, which began in 2017.
Jason Lamont Callahan, 46, was found guilty by a Cobb County jury of two counts of aggravated sexual battery and six counts of child molestation. Callahan was sentenced by Cobb Superior Court Judge Julie Adams Jacobs.
According to the DA, the Smyrna Police Department was contacted by a Cobb County elementary school on March 18, 2019 regarding a student who told her teacher Callahan had been sexually abusing her.
The student was too scared to go home because of what Callahan was doing to her. The case was then transferred to Cobb County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit for investigation. During an interview with the girl, detectives learned she was molested and sexually abused repeatedly by Callahan beginning in 2017.
The girl also disclosed that she felt Callahan liked to torture her, explaining that she felt like she was dying inside during the years this happened.
During the trial, the girl and her mother testified about the sexual abuse. Assistant District Attorney Lindsey McClure-So prosecuted the case on behalf of the state. Said McClure-So on the case, “This defendant knew the victim was afraid of him. He thought he could keep abusing her and she wouldn’t say anything. The bravery of this victim to come forward with her disclosure and testimony in front of her abuser at such a young age should be commended. We are grateful for the hard work of this jury and the Cobb County Police Department for ensuring that justice was served for these heinous acts.”