Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

STONE MOUNTAIN MAN SENTENCED TO MULTIPLE  LIFE-TERMS FOR RAPE, CHILD MOLESTATION

State vs. Zachery Myers

Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces a conviction by jury trial in the case against a Stone Mountain, Georgia man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young relative. Jurors returned guilty verdicts Friday against 34-year-old Zachery Myers on charges of Rape, Child Molestation, and multiple counts of Incest and Aggravated Child Molestation.

The charges against Myers date back to 2016 when the female victim, then 11-years-old, was in the Defendant’s care at his Stone Mountain home. According to the investigation, Defendant Myers sexually assaulted the child on multiple occasions. When the child returned to her mother’s home, she disclosed the abuse.

Defendant Myers stood trial in October 2019, resulting in a hung jury. In 2020, Myers began violating the conditions of his bond and made telephone contact with the victim, bribing her with money and gifts to recant the initial statement of abuse.

Despite the victim’s recantation, the jury found the evidence in the case strong enough to convict Defendant Myers on all counts. Following his conviction, DeKalb Superior Court Judge LaTisha Dear Jackson sentenced Defendant Myers to three consecutive life terms plus 20 years in prison.

The case, assigned to the District Attorney’s Sexual Exploitation and Crimes Against Children (SECAC) Unit, was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Alana Driscoll, Deputy Chief ADA Mirna Andrews and Senior ADA Tabitha Pazmino, with assistance from DA Investigator Solomon Bibbs and Victim Advocate Jennifer Thompson. Detective CB Harris of the DeKalb Police County Department led the initial investigation.