MCDONOUGH, GA – An Ohio sex offender was sentenced to 80 years today after he came to Henry County and molested a third child.
Henry County Superior Court Judge Holly W. Veal found William Freeman guilty of four counts of child molestation today after a bench trial.
Following the verdict, the judge sentenced Freeman to 80 years with the first 79 years to be served in the state prison system. Freeman, 45, also must register as a sex offender for life.
The evidence showed Freeman came to McDonough in October of 2020 to help a family member with home renovations. Instead of doing the work, he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl in two different homes in McDonough.
The evidence also showed Freeman was previously convicted of molesting two other children in Ohio. The judge also heard evidence from one of these prior victims, who is now an adult living in Ohio.
Freeman, who fired his defense attorney, stood quietly for the entire trial and did not put up a defense.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Kayla Kudratt and LaJimmie King, and the Crimes Against Children unit.