Paulding Co. man convicted for child molestation in North Dakota

A Paulding County man has been convicted for child molestation in North Dakota. 

The disturbing investigation began back in June of 2017 after authorities in Paulding County were presented with what appeared to be a diary created by suspect Timothy Sprenger, who formerly lived in North Dakota. 

Investigators said Sprenger's diary detailed multiple incidents of child molestation against children ranging in ages 6-months to 2-years-old. Detectives eventually identified one of the victims, now 12, and verified the timeline of the incidents. 

The Paulding County Sheriff's Offices interviewed Sprenger and got a full confession of the incidents and additional acts not listed in the diary. 

On September 22, 2017, Sprenger was arrested in Paulding County for gross sexual imposition and continuous sexual abuse of a child. He was then transported back to North Dakota several weeks later. He has remained behind bars on a $1 million bond ever since. 

On November 7, Sprenger pled guilty to two Class A felonies in North Dakota and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually molesting a girl more than 30 times when she was a toddler. He was given a second 20-year sentence for the sexual molestation of a second girl when she was less than a year old.