Florence man gets 60 years for sexual battery of a minor | Crime
A Florence man was sentenced to serve 60 years after he was found guilty on two counts of sexual battery and one count of gratification of lust involving a 14-year-old girl.
Malcolm Clifton Weeks, 41, was sentenced following a multi-day trial and will serve 45 years with the last 15 years suspended, according to Madison and Rankin counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest
In September 2010, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sexual assault on a minor.
Deputies learned an adult in the home saw Weeks come out of the victim’s room. The victim confirmed Weeks had been molesting her for several months.
DNA evidence matched Weeks’ profile, according to Guest.
“When a little girl cannot trust the person who is supposed to keep her safe from harm and instead sexually abuses her, then he deserves to go to jail for a very long time," Guest said.
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