Jones County man pleads guilty to sexual battery of three-year-old

Jones County man pleads guilty to sexual battery of three-year-old

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County man pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery.

The District Attorney accepted Randy Pruitt's plea to avoid traumatizing the three-year-old victim.

Pruitt will serve five years in prison with three years to serve day-for-day.

Pruitt also must register as a sex offender.

The scene: 

A Jones County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to South Central Regional Medical Center in February for a possible sexual assault complaint on a minor.

A young juvenile reported that a close family member had inappropriately touched her, according to JCSD.

During a forensic interview, the victim identified Pruitt as the perpetrator.

Pruitt and was taken into custody March 20, and interviewed the following day.