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.
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.