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Jury convicts Buford man on rape, molestation charges
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Tommy Shane Brooks looks to the back of the Hall County Superior Court on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, during the second day of his child molestation trial. - photo by Scott Rogers

A jury took four hours of deliberations and reviewing evidence before convicting a Buford man on multiple sexual assault counts Thursday, March 29.

The jury convicted Tommy Shane Brooks of rape, aggravated child molestation, two counts of child molestation and three counts of first-degree child cruelty.

He was acquitted on three counts of first-degree child cruelty and two counts of child molestation.

Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller allowed the jury to enter deliberations around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Later on, the jury requested to rewatch a forensic interview of one of the children involved in the case.

After watching the video, the jury returned shortly with a verdict.

In Tuesday’s testimony, a 9-year-old girl told the jury she was “scared to tell” anyone about the alleged sexual assault she experienced.

The molestation allegations involved four separate children under age 16.

Sentencing has not yet been set.

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