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Rocky Face man sentenced to prison for child molestation and bestiality

According to District Attorney Bert Poston a Rocky Face man was sentenced to 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation, bestiality and invasion of privacy Robert Dean Cook, 53, of Rocky Face was sentenced in Whitfield County Superior Court as part of a plea agreement to five years in prison for the invasion of privacy charge, five years for the bestiality charge and 17 years for the child molestation charge, followed by three years on probation. The prison sentences run concurrently, and Cook must register as a sex offender.

District Attorney Poston said the victim's family agreed to the plea deal. According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, an 8-year-old told a school counselor that when she was 7-years-old Cook used his finger and went underneath her panties and touched her private parts. The juvenile stated that this happened several times, and when it started hurting her, she told her grandparents.