Sexual battery sentence upheld on appeal

news_court_greenBy JB Clark

Daily Journal

JACKSON – The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld a 2012 Lee County Circuit Court ruling which sentenced a Verona man to two life sentences for two counts of sexual battery.

Timothy Stratton, 48, of Verona, appealed his two life sentences, but the Court of Appeals said Circuit Judge Paul Funderburk was correct in his sentencing.

A jury found Stratton guilty on two counts of sexual battery of his wife’s minor granddaughter in June 2012.