Sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexual battery on a child

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A Gulfport man has been sentenced to 40 years behind bars for sexual battery and burglary.

Twenty-six year-old Dominique Macon pled guilty earlier this summer. The sexual battery conviction resulted from a disclosure by a nine-year-old child to his parents and to police that he woke up in the middle of the night to an unknown male in his bed threatening him to stay quiet.

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The child stated that the male, later identified as Macon, pulled down the child’s pants and assaulted the child sexually.

Macon will spend 30 years in prison with ten suspended.