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Covington County man sentenced for multiple sex charges

Howard Lindsey Howard Lindsey
COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Covington County man facing multiple sex crime charges has been sentenced to prison.

Howard Lindsey was sentenced to 70 years, to run consecutively, day for day with no early release for charges of sexual battery, gratification of lust, enticement of a child and forcible rape of a minor.

Lindsey’s sentence break down:

Gratification of Lust Count I: 10 years

Sexual Battery Count II: 25 years

Gratification of Lust Count III: 10 years

Sexual Battery Count IV: 25 years

Lindsey was arrested in March and was charged with three counts of sexual battery, two counts of enticement of a child, and one count of forcible rape of a minor.

Lindsey's bond is set at $660,000 after his initial arrest.

"In my opinion it's horrible and horrific of what Mr. Lindsey has done to children. There were two total victims that Mr. Lindsey is charged in the six counts, both victims under fourteen years of age," said Terry Holbrook, Covington County Under Sheriff.

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