Thomas Zerbarini, a 48 year old man from Atlanta, Georgia, was convicted on Friday, December 15th, of Aggravated Child Molestation, two counts of Child Molestation, Incest, and Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes. He was sentenced by the Honorable Robert “Mack” Crawford to Life in Prison with 35 years to be served consecutively to that life sentence. Assistant District Attorney Dan Hiatt, with the Fayette County District Attorney’s Office, was the lead attorney on the case. Deputy Chief District Attorney Warren Sellers assisted Mr. Hiatt in the presentation of evidence. Detective Andy Ward with the Peachtree City Police Department was the lead investigator on the case. Multiple victims testified at trial.
Ben Coker said of the verdict, “I could not be more pleased with my office and the teamwork that they displayed during this trial. The victims of the defendant have been waiting for years for justice, and I hope that they will have some closure due to this verdict and sentencing. It is the position of my office that Mr. Zerbarini is a predator who deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. My office worked extremely hard to make sure that he never harms another child. I am so proud of Dan, Warren, the witnesses, victims, and law enforcement officers that worked on this case. I know the tireless effort that you put into this conviction. I would also like to say thank you to the jurors. This trial lasted a full two weeks. Your service is to be commended. To the citizens of Fayette County, please know that we will continue to work extremely hard to keep you and your children safe.”