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A Milledgeville man will spend the next 30 years of his life behind prison walls after a jury found him guilty on multiple counts of child molestation in Baldwin County Superior Court on Thursday.

Jurors deliberated about 45 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty on three counts of child molestation against Timothy Investor McClendon, according to Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Nancy Malcor.

After the verdict was returned, the 36-year-old McClendon was sentenced by Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Amanda S. Petty, who presided over the four-day trial that began Monday with jury selection.

In addition to McClendon’s prison sentence, he also was ordered to serve 30 years on probation once he was released from serving his prison term and fined $3,000 for each count of child molestation.

Malcor, who prosecuted the case with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Tammy Coffey, said she enjoys getting justice for any victim, but that it was even more gratifying when the victim is a child.

Malcor, one of the newest prosecutors for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, said McClendon essentially had gotten away with committing such crimes in the past.

“We had victims travel down here to Milledgeville from Chattooga County to testify and present what happened to them,” Malcor told The Union-Recorder in a telephone interview. “We had three child victims in Chattooga County. We were able to present evidence about that case and that it involved three children.”

Of those two, one of them testified against McClendon during his trial.

In the Baldwin County case, there was only one victim, Malcor said.

At the time of the sexually-related crimes, the victim in the Milledgeville case was only 11. That victim is now 13.

“All three of those crimes occurred during the month of October 2019,” Malcor said.

Those crimes occurred at Edgewood Park Apartments on North Columbia Street in Millegeville during the time that McClendon lived there, Malcor said.

“The crimes occurred over about a three- to four-week period during October 2019,” Malcor said.

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