- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 50-year-old suburban Atlanta man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a child.

Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds says a jury deliberated less than 30 minutes Thursday before convicting Michael Angelo Pabon of rape and child molestation against a girl when she was less than 10 years old. The victim testified that Pabon raped her weekly in Cobb between 2005 and 2008.

The victim says the abuse continued after Pabon moved to Cherokee County. The victim says she eventually disclosed the abuse to authorities at the age of 14.

Pabon told Cherokee County authorities during an interview the relationship was consensual after he moved to Cherokee. The age of consent in Georgia is 16 years old.

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