Mississippi music teacher, minister with serve life sentence for sexual abuse of autistic child

Posted on AllSides November 14th, 2023
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A Mississippi preacher and music teacher has been sentenced to life without parole for sexually abusing an 11-year-old autistic child. Samuel Lamar Taylor, 52, was convicted by a Rankin County jury on September 20, 2023, of one count of sexual battery and one count of gratification of lust. Judge Dewey Arthur sentenced Taylor on Nov. 13 to life in prison without parole for the sexual battery and 15 years in prison, to run consecutively, for a gratification of lust charge. Madison-Rankin County District Attorney Bubba Bramelett said Taylor served as...

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