Guilty Plea in Molestation Case

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A 43-year-old Perkinston man will spend ten years in prison for molesting a 14-year-old girl.
Theo Delano Goodwin Jr. was indicted on a charge of felony touching of a child for lustful purposes, or molestation, in November.
District Attorney Joel Smith says Goodwin was about to go to trial on the charge last week when he changed his plea to guilty.
Circuit Court Judge John Gargiulo imposed the jail sentence, also ordering Goodwin to spend five years under post-release supervision and to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Stone County sheriff's investigators arrested Goodwin shortly after the 14-year-old victim told her mother about the molestation.


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