A Hall County man was sentenced to 35 years behind bars after a Hall County jury returned a guilty verdict on all five counts in a child molestation case, according to court documents.
Bryan Gregory Fossier, 37, was found guilty on four counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of child molestation Thursday, Sept. 26.
“I would say that we appreciate the verdict of the jury and the judge and jury’s recognition of the harm that is done to children when predators take advantage of their innocence. We also appreciate the strength and courage of the multiple victims that testified in support of the state’s case,” Hall County Chief Assistant District Attorney Wanda Vance said.
Vance said there was one adult victim from a prior case as well as a 10-year-old who testified as an outcry witness, or a person who first hears another person disclose alleged abuse.
Defense attorney Matt Cavedon did not return a request for comment Friday from The Times.
Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller imposed a sentence of life on probation with the first 35 years in confinement.
Fuller sentenced him as a recidivist.
Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware previously told The Times Hall County felony probation officers arrested Fossier on an outstanding probation warrant in January 2019, the original charges being failure to register as a sex offender and aggravated assault.
The victim in the case was a 14-year-old boy with whom Fossier was acquainted.
The allegations in the indictment included acts of sodomy and touching the child’s genitals.
Fossier will also be subject to the sex offender special terms of probation.