Chatsworth man sentenced to 10 years for sexually abusing child
Robert Scott Brehm, formerly of 1178 Highway 225, Chatsworth, was sentenced on Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Jim Wilbanks to serve 10 years in prison followed by 10 years on probation. Brehm was convicted in February by a Murray County jury on sexual abuse charges against a single underage victim which occurred over a period of about a year. Judge Wilbanks imposed standard sex offender convictions on Brehm including requirements that he not have contact with minors and not reside in any home where children also reside. The state’s case was presented by Assistant District Attorney Ben Kenemer and by Brett Morrison, formerly a detective with the Murray County Sheriff’s Office who investigated the case. Evidence came out at trial that Brehm agreed to take a polygraph examination, but prior to the start of the exam, admitted to some, but not all of the alleged touching. Brehm was represented at trial and at sentencing by Dalton attorney Jerry Moncus. Brehm maintained his innocence and advised the Court that he would be appealing his conviction. Under Georgia law, he has 30 days to file a motion for new trial or notice of appeal to begin that process.