Lowndes County man sentenced in child sex crime case

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LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Lowndes County man will spend a decade in prison for a child sex crime.

Jerry Burrus III, 43, was sentenced Wednesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

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He pleaded guilty to one count of Touching a Child for Lustful Purposes.

Three other counts were retired.

The victim testified during an emotional sentencing hearing.

Prosecutors said Burrus did know the victim.

Burrus must serve every day of the 10 year sentence.

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