Marion County man appears before judge in Marion County sexual battery case

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Ricky Ray Rutland, 52, was charged with sexual battery in Marion County in October of 2011.

Rutland plead guilty to the lesser offense of fondling before Judge Anthony Mozingo Monday morning in Purvis.

Rutland has been sentenced to 15 years with 2 years to serve. The remainder of the sentence will be served on post release. Rutland must register as a sex offender.

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