Gulfport man gets 20 years for sexual abuse of girls

November 19, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A 40-year-old Gulfport man will spend 20 years in prison – day for day – for the sexual abuse of two girls, ages 7 and 9. Roosevelt Jones was sentenced in Harrison County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to one count each of sexual battery and touching of a child for lustful purposes.

Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced Jones to 25 years and suspended five years, leaving 20 to serve, followed by five years of probation.