Franklin County man sentenced to 20 years for sexual battery

Published 3:26 pm Friday, December 3, 2021

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NATCHEZ — On Wednesday, a Franklin County man was sentenced to 20 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for the sexual battery of a 13-year-old child.

Judge Debra Blackwell passed the sentence to Sherman Jackson, 33, after he pleaded guilty to the charge in Sixth District Circuit Court, according to a news release from District Attorney Shameca Collins.

Jackson must also register as a sex offender upon his release, Collins states.

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“Hopefully, this young child will begin to heal from the trauma suffered at the hands of Mr. Jackson and live a positive, productive life,” she said.