• A 67-year-old Mississippi man was found guilty of molesting a young girl when she was 14 and 15 years old
  • The victim said the man was a family friend who used to take her hunting, fishing and to baseball games
  • A Georgia man was also found guilty in what a judge described as the “worst child molestation case” he has ever seen

Brooklyn, Mississippi -- A 67-year-old man in Mississippi was found guilty this week of molesting a child.

Michael Alexander, of Brooklyn, Mississippi, was convicted of one count of touching a child for lustful purposes, District Attorney W. Crosby Parker announced Friday in an official release.

Alexander molested the unnamed victim over a period of one year when she was just 14 and 15 years old, Sun Herald reported.

The victim testified in Stone County Circuit Court that the 67-year-old was a family friend. Alexander had taken the girl hunting, fishing and to baseball games, the victim said.

The girl said that during these outings, the Stone County businessman would take her to his home on Key Street in Wiggins and his business on Thelma Andrews Road and molest her, according to the release.

In addition, the jury saw copies of the text messages that Alexander had sent the victim and heard recordings where he admitted to molesting the minor girl.

“The victim in this case showed courage and strength in coming forward to report these crimes,” Parker said in the press release. “Our office will continue to vigorously prosecute individuals who prey on children.”

Alexander is set to be sentenced on June 27 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

In related news, a Georgia man was recently found guilty and sentenced in what a Coweta County judge called the “worst child molestation case” he had ever seen.

Derrol Allen Grant was found guilty of four counts of aggravated child molestation, one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes, one count of aggravated sexual battery and three counts of child molestation.

He was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences followed by 60 years, WSB TV reported.

It was in 2018 when Newnan Police started to investigate Grant after a child told a friend that Grant had been abusing the victim for six years. The friend then informed a school counselor.

Two additional victims were identified during the investigation. All three testified against Grant.

The victims have not been identified, and it’s unclear how Grant knew them.

“These victims persevered through years of abuse and for another four years waiting on a trial, and they have finally received the affirmation and justice they deserve,” Coweta County District Attorney John Cranford Jr.

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