McDonough man sentenced for slumber party molestation

MCDONOUGH, GA – A McDonough man pled guilty today to molesting a child at a sleepover at a friend’s house.

Andrew Bartles, 33, entered a guilty plea in Henry County Superior Court today to a charge of aggravated sexual battery.

As part of the plea, he was sentenced to 25 years with the first 10 years to be served in prison. Under the plea, he is not entitled to parole and must serve the full 10 years. He also must register as a sex offender for life and comply with other sex offender conditions.

Bartles gave two 13-year-old girls margaritas with tequila in May of 2020. He then placed his fingers in one of the girl’s genitals and instructed her on the different parts of her vagina.

McDonough Police executed a search warrant at the home and found the margarita mix, tequila, and cups that the child described.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Jodi Spiegel and the Crimes Against Children/Domestic Violence Unit. The case was heard by Clayton County Superior Court Judge Robert Mack.


For media inquiries or Open Records Requests, contact:

Megan L. Matteucci

Assistant District Attorney and Public Information Officer
Henry County District Attorney’s Office