Lamar man found guilty of 2013 statutory rape

Lamar man found guilty of 2013 statutory rape

PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - A Lamar County man has been found guilty of the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl in 2013.

The trial of 41-year-old Phillip Don Lawson wrapped up Thursday in Purvis.

Lawson was also found guilty of two counts of child molestation.

Hal Kittrell, district attorney for the 15th Circuit Court District, said sentencing is set for May 18th.