- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

CANTON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the sexual battery of a 7-year-old child.

District attorney of Madison and Rankin counties Michael Guest told WAPT-TV that 57-year-old Marcus Wade McCammon will not be eligible for parole or early release during the 20 years he serves in prison. Guest says the last 10 years of McCammon’s sentence is suspended.

Madison County Police began investigating the case in November last year. Guest says the child told Mississippi Children’s Advocacy Center that McCammon forced her to engage in sexual contact with him.

Guest says the information the child provided and evidence gathered by police gave the jury enough to hand down a guilty verdict.

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