Guilty plea in child molestation case results in 25 year prison sentence for Marshall County man


By: Krystal Vivian

A 32-year-old Marshall County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 5 years of probation after he pleaded guilty to molesting a friend’s daughter in 2009.

Derek Cole of Tyner will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, WNDU reported.

He pleaded guilty in January to one count of child molesting, according to online court records. A second count of child molesting and a sexual battery charge were dropped.

Cole admitted in court that he molested the girl in her bedroom in 2009. Charges were filed against Cole in 2014.