McDonough, GA (Jan. 10, 2018) - A Stockbridge man entered a guilty plea today in Henry County Superior Court to incest with a family member.

Earl Warren Edwards, 66, was sentenced 40 years with 17 years to serve in prison on charges of incest and child molestation. Under the negotiated plea, Edwards must register as sex offender for the rest of his life.

Edwards engaged in sex acts with a child under the age of 14 during the summer of 2016 in Henry County.

During the plea, the victim’s parents and another family member told the judge how the defendant’s actions have impact their family. “There is no restitution for stolen innocence and it’s time he be held accountable,” the family told the judge.