2 U of Miami players arrested on sex charges

MIAMI, Florida (AP) — The University of Miami reacted swiftly Tuesday after sexual battery charges were brought against two of its football players, immediately dismissing both from the Hurricanes team and suspending them as students. […]


Man gets 10 years for exposing person to HIV

A Meridian man has been sentenced for deliberately exposing someone to the HIV virus while he was a patient in the hospital. Judge Lester Williamson sentenced Laderrick Rencher, 37, to serve 10 years — the maximum sentence allowed for one count of knowingly exposing another person to HIV.
“Judge Williamson threw the book at this guy, who took advantage of a vulnerable person,” said Attorney General Jim Hood.

Williamson sentenced Rencher to the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC).  He was also ordered to pay $630 in fines. […]

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Woman gets 5 years in prison for sex with 2 teens

A Lowndes woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with two teenagers.

A jury found 35-year-old Christy McGough guilty of two counts of sexual battery. Circuit Judge Lee Howard sentenced her to concurrent 10-year sentences but suspended five years of each term which means she’ll serve five years.

She also will be on post-release supervision for five years. […]