Woman Gets Suspended Sentence for Sexual Battery


LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — A New Hope woman admits to having sex with a teenager but avoids prison time.

Kimberly Michelle Smith, 25, was given a 20-year suspended sentence and must spend five years on probation after pleading guilty in Lowndes County Circuit Court. She also was fined $500.

She was arrested in May 2011 for incidents in November and December 2010 with a teen who was 14 at the time. She was 24.

Smith was a friend of the youth’s family. The victim’s family urged leniency for Smith.

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