A Flowery Branch man was convicted by a jury Thursday for impregnating an underage girl and causing “excessive mental pain” to other children.
Lawrence Daddario, 47, was sentenced to life in prison on charges of aggravated child molestation and second-degree child cruelty.
“Due to the seriousness of the charges and the evidence presented, (Superior Court) Judge Andrew Fuller sentenced the defendant to a life sentence plus 20 years in prison,” Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh wrote in an email.
Daddario’s attorney Matt Leipold did not immediately return a request for comment.
According to the indictment, Daddario in November 2014 isolated three children under the age of 18 and “made them beg for money and food.”
The aggravated child molestation charge is related to his impregnating a girl younger than 16 and causing her to “endure childbirth,” according to the indictment.
Daddario was found guilty after a four-day trial in Fuller’s court, with Chief Assistant District Attorney Wanda Vance trying the case.
Fuller sentenced Daddario to life in prison for aggravated child molestation and 10 years each for two second-degree child cruelty cases.