McCormick convicted of sexual abuse

Published 1:08 am Friday, May 25, 2012

A man convicted in March of possession child pornography was convicted Wednesday for a second set of crimes – sexual abuse of a child under 12 and enticing.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Grace Jeter said jury convicted Samuel McCormick, 36, on charges that arose more than five years ago after the then-5-year-old victim reported that McCormick molested her on Super Bowl Sunday 2007.

Following an investigation conducted jointly by the Florala Police Department and the Covington County Department of Human Resources, McCormick was indicted in June 2007, she said.

“Child sexual abuse depends on secrecy,” Jeter said. “A child molester expects that his victim will be too afraid and ashamed to stand up for herself. This little girl showed an amazing amount of strength, and she never wavered from the time she initially reported the abuse until now.

Circuit Judge Ashley McKathan will sentence McCormick on June 20. He faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender once released from prison.

McCormick has already been sentenced to 10 years in prison in an unrelated possession of child pornography case.

McCormick’s attorney is Riley Powell.