A DeKalb County jury found a former Fulton County police officer guilty of child molestation Dec. 27
Michael Bernard Wilson, 32, was charged with two counts of child molestation and sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Wilson was arrested in November 2010 after he was accused of molesting and raping a 12-year-old girl. The girl’s mother reportedly called police who then arrested Wilson, a resident of Ellenwood.
DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said Wilson took an oath to serve and protect the people of Georgia but instead preyed upon the very individuals he was sworn to protect.
Assistant District Attorney Dalia Racine, who leads the Crimes Against Children Unit, served as lead prosecutor on the case.
“It is truly alarming that an individual tasked with protecting the public has violated his oath of office and became the predator himself,” James said. “I would like to applaud the effort of our Crimes Against Children Unit for their work in bringing justice to the family of our young victim,”
It is unclear where Wilson will serve his sentence.