This week, an Acworth man who was arrested in 2011 in connection with a rape and burglary in Cartersville, plead guilty in front of Bartow County Superior Court Judge Carey Nelson at the Bartow Superior Courthouse, Patch reports.
According to court documents, 23-year-old Dustin James Brookshire, of Acworth, received 30 years for his crimes. The first seven years must be spent in prison, and the remainder of the sentence on probation. Brookshire was also mandated to pay court-appointed attorney fees and court costs. He must also abide by sex offender conditions listed in probation which includes remaining in the state and federal sex offender registry for the rest of his life.
On July 2, 2011, Cartersville police were dispatched to the scene after the incident occurred and with the assistance of investigators, Brookshire was arrested and charged with rape and murder after authorities pieced together the details of the crime. There has been no indication as to whether Brookshire knew his victim, whose name is undisclosed for privacy, but he has been ordered to never have any contact with her, indefinitely.