Man convicted of sex abuse against two girls in Cobb County

A Powder Springs man will spend 40 years behind bars for sexually abusing two girls in his care.

Cobb County officials say 45-year-old David Anthony Carr sexually assaulted the girls from 2013 to 2015.

The victims were in third and sixth grades when the abuse began.

The jury deliberated less than an hour before convicting Carr on several charges, including child molestation, cruelty to children, and sexual battery.

His time in prison will be followed by life on probation.