Covington Co. man sentenced to 20 years

Covington Co. man sentenced to 20 years
Frank Mathis

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Covington County man pleaded guilty to sexual battery of a minor child and gratification of lust in court on Tuesday.

Frank Mathis, 43, was sentenced to 20 years in custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for the crime that occurred in Nov. and Dec. 2013.

According to the district attorney's office, the child's relationship to Mathis is not being released due to privacy concerns.

"This young child's life must now be restored, and I pray that God will help her put this behind her and move forward," said 13th Judicial District, District Attorney Daniel Jones.