Sentenced to 13 years in prison for unlawful touching of a child

Forty-nine year-old Edrick Johnson of Gulfport was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the unlawful touching of a child.

The victim, who was five-years-old at the time of the crime, said Johnson had molested her when she was staying at a relative’s house. Gulfport detectives also located other individuals who were molested by the defendant in the 1990s and 2000s.

Johnson chose to plead guilty the day before jury selection was scheduled to begin in his trial.

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