Source: CCDC BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) –
A Moncks Corner male was sentenced Thursday for sexually attacking a 9-year-old lady and exposing her to HIV, prosecutors said.
Jefferey Lance Whitsett, 27, was sentenced to 55 years in prison.
Authorities found out of the abuse after the victim informed her mom that Whitsett had been attacking her for months, 9th Circuit Lawyer Scarlett Wilson stated in a statement.
The girl’s underclothing was discovered weeks later on in Whitsett’s motorbike store, and professionals found his DNA on the proof.
Whitsett was found guilty on 6 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and one count of exposing another to the virus that causes AIDS.
Statement that helped trigger his conviction included accounts from experts, the lady’s household and the victim herself.
Circuit Judge Kristi Harrington sentenced Whitsett to 45 years and 10 years on the charges, respectively.
The sexual conduct charge might have brought between 25 years to life behind bars.
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