- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 47-year-old man has been ordered to serve 25 years in prison, day for day, for the sexual battery of an 11-year-old girl.

Roy Lee Jefferson of Gulfport pleaded guilty Monday, admitting he went into the girl’s bedroom and had sex with her in September 2011.

Harrison County District Attorney Joel Smith tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/Kiolgl ) Circuit Judge John Gargiulo sentenced Jefferson to 40 years in prison and suspended 15, leaving 25 to serve without eligibility for early release followed by five years of post-release supervision.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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