Lithonia man sentenced to life in prison for molesting young relative



DECATUR, GAEddie Dubose, 56, of Lithonia, has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a female relative who was 13 years old.

Jurors returned guilty verdicts on March 10 against Dubose on charges of aggravated sexual battery and child molestation, DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston’s Office stated.

The charges against Dubose date back to August 2016 when the female victim was staying with her mother at Dubose’s Lithonia home for a family reunion.

Dubose assaulted the victim while others in the house were asleep. Two days later, the victim disclosed the assault to her mother, who immediately reported the incident to the DeKalb County Police Department. The investigation revealed that Defendant 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 the DeKalb County Police Department led the initial investigation.


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