Gulfport man convicted of sexual battery and sentenced to life
Gulfport, Miss. – District Attorney W. Crosby Parker announced today that Kelvin Green, 60, was found guilty of the charge of Sexual Battery by a Harrison County jury late last week.
After the three-day trial, the jury deliberated for approximately three hours before returning their guilty verdict. Circuit Court Judge Lisa P. Dodson presided over the trial and on Monday sentenced Green to Life in prison with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
During the trial, the jury heard testimony from the minor victim describing how Green frequented her home on 17th Ave. in Gulfport, MS, and sexually assaulted her. The jury also heard from a forensic interviewer with the Child Advocacy Center. The forensic interview was played for the jury and revealed the details about how Green was friends with the minor victim’s father, how he frequented her home, and how he sexually assaulted the minor victim at her home.
The case was then referred to the Gulfport Police Department by Child Protective Services.
The defendant was subsequently arrested by the Police at a snowball stand on 22nd Avenue.
“During their investigation, the Gulfport Police Department were able to locate two prior victims of the Defendant relating to cases that occurred in Louisiana. The two prior victims, now adults, testified at trial. One prior victim testified that Green sexually assaulted her at a high school in New Orleans in 1985. The other prior victim testified that Green repeatedly sexually assaulted her at his home in New Orleans in 2001,” stated Assistant District Attorney Matthew D. Burrell, who prosecuted the case along with Billy Stage.
“The victim showed amazing courage in reporting this crime to authorities and participating in the investigation. The prompt response by the Gulfport Police Department and investigation by detectives helped bring to justice a man who has been sexually assaulting young girls for decades,” stated District Attorney Parker