Lithonia man sentenced to life in prison for assaulting relative

DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston recently announced a conviction by jury trial in the case against a Lithonia man accused of sexually assaulting a young relative. Jurors returned guilty verdicts earlier in March against 56-year-old Eddie Dubose on charges of aggravated sexual battery and child molestation.

The charges against Dubose date back to August 2016 when the female victim, then 13 years old, was staying with her mother at the defendant’s Lithonia home for a family reunion. Dubose assaulted the victim while others in the house were asleep and two days later, the victim disclosed the assault to her mother, who immediately reported the incident to the DeKalb County Police Department, according to the district attorney’s office. The investigation revealed that Dubose had also molested the child two months prior.

Following his conviction, DeKalb Superior Court Judge Stacey Hydrick sentenced Dubose to life in prison, plus 20 years. Nineteen of those additional 20 years will be served in custody, with the balance on probation.

The case, assigned to the District Attorney’s Sexual Exploitation and Crimes Against Children (SECAC) Unit, was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Tabitha Pazmino, with assistance from Senior ADA Parker Aziz, DA Investigator Kendall Ham and Victim Advocate Nzinga Hurey. Detective A. Tirado of DeKalb County Police Department led the initial investigation.

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