Vancleave man admits touching teen’s breasts

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) – A 32-year-old Vancleave man has admitted he molested a 15-year-old girl.

The Sun Herald reports Michael Jacob Hilton pleaded guilty Wednesday to touching of a child for lustful purposes.

Jackson County deputies arrested him in December 2013 after the girl told a relative he had unhooked her bra, touched her breasts and kissed her.

In court, Hilton admitted touching the girl’s breasts.

Circuit Judge Kathy King Jackson set his sentencing for July 22.

The maximum penalty for the crime is 15 years in prison.