They didn’t know the the girl was pregnant until then. DNA from the fetus pointed to Arnold as the father, Matteucci said.
Arnold must serve every day of his prison sentence without the possibility of parole, according to an order from Judge John A. “Trea” Pipkin III. Once released, he must register as a sex offender and have no contact with the victim.
"The family is satisfied with the outcome because it sends Mr. Arnold to jail for a significant amount of time and requires him to be supervised by law enforcement for the remainder or his life, while protecting the victim from testifying in court," District Attorney Darius Pattillo said in a statement. "I commend McDonough Police and our team for conducting a thorough investigation and working diligently with public safety officials in another state to get justice in this case."