Gulfport man sentenced to 25 years for sexual battery

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A Gulfport man has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars for sexual battery.

Fifty-five year-old Tommie Shannon pled guilty this week in the Harrison County Courthouse, the charge stems from an arrest in May 2015 after the mother of the victim reported that Shannon, a friend of the family, had sexually assaulted her daughter the evening before.

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Given the nature of the crime, the 25 year sentence will be served day for day without the eligibility of probation or parole. Once released, Shannon must register as a sex offender.