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On January 18, 2023, after a two-day trial, a Jackson County jury found Jimmy David Williams, 37, guilty of Sexual Battery of a Child. On March 7, 2018, Williams sexually...
On January 18, 2023, after a two-day trial, a Jackson County jury found Jimmy David Williams, 37, guilty of Sexual Battery of a Child. On March 7, 2018, Williams sexually assaulted a 15-year-old child on her way to school at Moss Point High School. The victim immediately told her JROTC instructors when she arrived at school. The Moss Point Police Department investigated the case.
Judge Kathy King Jackson sentenced Williams to serve the maximum on this charge: Thirty (30) years to be served day for day in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, a $5,000 fine and court costs, and he must register as a sex offender.
District Attorney Angel Myers McIlrath stated, “It takes extraordinary courage to walk into a courtroom of strangers and talk about the most vulnerable and traumatic events of your life. Despite facing overwhelming adversity, this victim told of her sexual assault and took her power back. My team and I are proud to fight for and stand with this victim.”
Chief Prosecutor Bobby Knochel stated, “This case is another example of how important our teachers are in the lives of their students. Often, they are the only stability and support a child has. We are grateful for the teachers who helped this victim in the aftermath of this assault and for the hard work of law enforcement.”
Assistant District Attorney Carolyn Lewis stated, “What victims, especially this victim, endure to get justice is heartbreaking. We fight for victims in this office. Protecting their rights and dignity is a priority.”
This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Bobby Knochel and Carolyn Lewis.