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Former JPD officer's rape conviction stands

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to review the conviction and 75-year sentence for a former Jackson police officer in prison for statutory rape involving his girlfriend's daughter.

Jeffery Webb Sr. was convicted in 2011 in Hinds County for statutory rape, sexual battery and gratification of lust. The state Court of Appeals upheld his conviction last year.

Prosecutors say Webb sexually abused the child from the time she was 11 until she was 14 years old.

A Hinds County judge sentenced Webb to 30 years for statutory rape, 30 years for sexual assault and 15 years for gratification of lust. The sentences are running consecutively.

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