Austell man pleads guilty to child molestation

- An Austell man has pleaded guilty to molesting a child in the bathroom of his workplace.

The Cobb County District Attorney's Office said 27-year old Eric Walker pleaded guilty to child molestation, cruelty to children in the first degree, and obstruction of an officer.

The incident happened in June of 2015.

Authorities said Walker was working at an Office Depot store on Cobb Parkway in Smyrna when he went into a women's restroom shortly after a 14-year-old girl and proceeded to touch her.

The judge sentenced Walker to 20 years with 10 years to serve in prison and the rest on probation.

He will also be subject to sex offender conditions upon his release.

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