Robert Lee Martin

A Cobb County judge told a man who was convicted of repeatedly molesting a young girl that "it's my intention that you never get paroled and die in prison."

On June 22, a Cobb jury convicted 37-year-old Robert Lee Martin of Marietta.

A spokesperson with the Cobb County District Attorney's Office says evidence at trial showed the abuse continued from the time the victim was 10 years old until she disclosed in 2014 at age 14.

The child detailed the years of abuse she endured at the hand of the defendant during a four-day trial, according to the spokesperson.

"If you will do this to your own flesh and blood, you'll do it to anybody," said Cobb County Judge Robert Leonard II. "So now it falls on me to protect her, and every other young girl in this community as best I can. In my view, the best way to do that is to make sure you never walk around a free man in this community again."

Martin was sentenced to life in prison, plus 90 years consecutive.

 
 
 
 

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