Former assistant principal sentenced for sexual battery

George Lomax
George Lomax
George Lomax

LEXINGTON, Mississippi (AP) — A former assistant principal in Holmes County has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for sexual battery of a 10th grade student.

George Lomax, the former assistant principal of Jacob McClain High School in Lexington, was convicted this past week in Holmes County Circuit Court.

District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver says the 42-year-old Lomax was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years with 10 years suspended and 20 years to serve.

Prosecutors say the female student told investigators that Lomax told her to go into the band hall and that is where he sexually assaulted her on April 4, 2013.

Authorities say Lomax’s DNA profile was found inside the student’s underwear.

Lomax’s attorney Lisa Ross said an appeal will be filed.