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Jones County man pleads guilty to sexual battery

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Carl Eugene Staten Jr., 27, pleaded guilty to the sexual battery of two girls age 14 and 15.

During the trial, with one more prosecution witness left to testify, Staten decided to stop the trial and plead guilty.

The victims family and investigators agreed to the plea agreement.

Staten was sentenced to 30 years.

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