Jackson Man Guilty of Statutory Rape and Gratification of Lust - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Jackson Man Guilty of Statutory Rape and Gratification of Lust

A Jackson man has been convicted of statutory rape and gratification of lust. Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith says 36-year-old Keith Stapleton was found guilty of abusing a 12-year-old child.

In December of 2010, the girl told her assistant principal that she was being sexually abused by Stapleton who lived at 2805 Fairhill Drive. The child said she had suffered the abuse since the age of nine.

The D.A. says Stapleton confessed to having sexual intercourse with the girl who is a close family member and was living in the home with him at the time of the abuse. Stapleton will be sentenced by Judge Bill Gowan February 24th.  He faces up to life in prison plus 15 years.

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