Two men accused of unrelated incidents of child molestation pleaded guilty Monday.
David DeLardge, 53, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to molesting a 9-year-old girl in June. Judge Carl C. Brown Jr. sentenced DeLardge – who had previously been convicted of enticing a child for indecent purposes – to 25 years in prison followed by 20 years on probation.
Jody Jernignan, 37, pleaded guilty to molesting an adolescent in May 2006. The victim only recently told investigators what had happened. Brown sentenced Jernignan to 13 years in prison followed by 27 years on probation.