Sex offender gets life sentence in slaying of Brandon neighbor

October 28, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life plus 55 years in prison in the 2012 strangling death of a Brandon woman that prompted state lawmakers to pass new legislation for dealing with some convicted sex offenders.

Authorities say Cortrell Rose, 32, used a fake Jackson address to register as a sex offender after being released from prison last year, but was living next door to 59-year-old Lenora Patsy Edhegard in Brandon when he broke in and killed her…

Judge criticizes DHS in child custody case

December 13, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A Lamar County judge has criticized the Department of Human Services related to the custody of a 3-year-old child whose biological father is a registered sex offender.

The Clarion-Ledger reported that the biological father is 24 years older than the child’s mother. He was convicted for having sex with the mother when she was a minor and pleaded guilty to fondling her daughter from a previous relationship.

The woman allegedly has mental problems.

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.

Florence man going to jail for child exploitation

April 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

By Monica Land JACKSON – A Florence man was sentenced to 10 years in jail – five to serve – after numerous pornographic images of children were found on his […]