Conviction in Tippah case upheld

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the sex crimes conviction of Hugh Roger Dale Green.

Green was sentenced in 2009 in Tippah County to life in prison on each of two counts of sexual battery and 15 years each on two counts of touching a child for lustful purposes. The sentences run consecutively

Prosecutors say the case involved Green’s 10-year-old stepdaughter. The girl had reported the incidents in 2008 to her teachers and the school nurse who notified authorities.

On appeal, Green argued jurors should not have heard testimony from other alleged sexual victims.

The Supreme Court says the testimony showed a pattern of behavior that, over the course of five decades, Green had engaged in the sexual abuse of female family members in a similar manner.