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.

Deadbeat Parents Sentenced for Failing to Pay Child Support

May 25, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Statewide News, The Buzz

From The Mississippi Link Newswire JACKSON – Two of Mississippi’s deadbeat parents have answered in court, in separate cases, after failing to support their children, Attorney General Jim Hood said. […]